AAII Model Fund Portfolio FAQs
We do not know which discount brokers offer the funds in the Model Fund Portfolio. However, all the funds are available for purchase by individual investors directly from the fund company. For contact information, go to the fund family website.
The Actual Fund Portfolio was started in June 2003.
The actual fund portfolio is reviewed four times a year and any changes are reflected in the fund list by the middle of the month in February, April, July, and October. Changes are also reported in the AAII Journal in quarterly portfolio reviews in the March, May, August and November issues. However, frequent changes are not anticipated. See Transaction History for a list of the funds that have been bought and sold from the actual fund portfolio.
The statistics for each fund listed are updated online once a month in the middle of the month. At this time, portfolio returns are also updated.
There certainly is the need to allocate assets beyond equities or equity funds. The Mutual Fund Portfolio ideas were only meant to apply to the portion of the investor's portfolio that should be in equities or in equity funds if an investor has both funds and individual stocks. How to allocate between debt, real estate, and equities must be very individualized. Please review Jim Cloonan's articles in the Journal discussing this in the September, October, November 2002 issues.