AAII Model ETF Portfolio Review and How to Take Advantage of ETFs

    by James B. Cloonan

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    The sickness in the stock market continues, and even with the Congressional transfusion there does not appear to be a quick recovery in sight. The impact of the election is unpredictable, but by the time you read this, at least that uncertainty should have passed.

    Our model portfolio of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has slid with the market, but is doing better than the market year-to-date, down 14.9% as of the end of September, compared to a loss of 21.0% for the benchmark (the ETF benchmark is a composite portfolio consisting of 80% iShares Dow Jones US Total Market Index and 20% iShares MSCI EAFE Index). The overall results for the Model ETF Portfolio are shown in Table 1.

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