Re-balance Cycle Reminder All MyPlanIQ’s newsletters are archived here.

For regular SAA and TAA portfolios, the next re-balance will be on Monday, August 15, 2016. You can also find the re-balance calendar for 2016 on ‘Dashboard‘ page once you log in.

As a reminder to expert users: advanced portfolios are still re-balanced based on their original re-balance schedules and they are not the same as those used in Strategic and Tactical Asset Allocation (SAA and TAA) portfolios of a plan.

Please note that we now list the next re-balance date on every portfolio page.

Tactical Asset Allocation Funds Review

This week, we continue our last week’s review on asset allocation funds and focus on tactical and world allocation funds. We did this almost a year ago (see August 31, 2015: Review of Asset Allocation Funds and Portfolios).  Not only these well known funds can be useful for some investors, they also serve as references for our model portfolios. 

World allocation funds: lack luster performance

The following table lists many well known funds that are monitored on  SmartMoneyIQ Managers page. These funds allocate in a go anywhere style and diversify globally. 

Portfolio Performance Comparison (as of 7/25/2016):
Ticker/Portfolio NameYTD
1Yr AR3Yr AR5Yr AR10Yr ARMax. Drawdown
Six Core Asset ETFs Tactical Asset Allocation Moderate8.3%6.8%4.5%4.1%8.7%10.3%
FPACX (FPA Crescent)2.3%-0.4%4.7%6.2%6.7%31.6%
MNBAX (Manning & Napier Pro-Blend Extnd Term S)6.6%0.2%4.3%5.5%5.9%39.6%
GRSPX (Greenspring)3.6%-1.2%-0.1%3.7%4.6%25%
GBMFX (GMO Benchmark-Free Allocation III)2.8%-2.8%1.2%3.7%5.7%20.1%
PASDX (PIMCO All Asset D)11.8%2.5%1.2%2.6%4.7%27.8%
PGMAX (PIMCO Global Multi-Asset A)2.2%-3.5%1.8%-0.0% N/A
WASYX (Ivy Asset Strategy Y)-2.5%-11.3%-1.2%0.8%5.8%35.7%
SGIIX (First Eagle Global I)9.0%7.0%5.6%6.3%7.6%37%
MALOX (BlackRock Global Allocation Instl)2.3%-1.9%3.1%3.7%5.8%32.8%
DMLIX (DoubleLine Multi-Asset Growth I)4.5%0.7%2.9%2.8% N/A
EAXFX (Wells Fargo Advantage Asset Alloc R)3.6%-2.7%1.1%2.7%3.9%34.4%
VFINX (Vanguard 500 Index Investor)7.6%5%10.8%12.3%7.9%55.3%

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