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AAII Model Fund Portfolio FAQs


> Is there a broker that handles all the funds in the Model Fund Portfolio? My broker does not trade some of the funds on your list.
>How long has the Model Fund Portfolio been in existence?
>When are changes to the Model Fund Portfolio posted to the website?
> If the portfolio is only reviewed four times a year for changes, what is updated on a monthly basis at the site?
> Isn't it important to include assets beyond stock funds in a well-rounded portfolio?

Is there a broker that handles all the funds in the Model Fund Portfolio? My broker does not trade some of the funds on your list.

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.

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How long has the Model Fund Portfolio been in existence?

The Actual Fund Portfolio was started in June 2003.

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When are changes to the Model Fund Portfolio posted to the website?

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.

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If the portfolio is only reviewed four times a year for changes, what is updated on a monthly basis at the site?

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.

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Isn't it important to include assets beyond stock funds in a well-rounded portfolio?

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.

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