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

Regular AAC (Asset Allocation Composite), SAA and TAA portfolios are always rebalanced on the first trading day of a month. the next re-balance will be on Monday August 3, 2020.

Please note: As of March 1, 2020, we officially phased out our old rebalance calendar for both SAA and TAA. They are now always rebalanced on the first trading day of a month. 

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.

Bond ETFs vs. Bond Mutual Funds

The market gyration in March this year offers a good opportunity to stress test various instruments such as ETFs and mutual funds. In this newsletter, we take a closer look at how bond ETFs behaved. 

Broad-based stock index ETFs 

The good news is that most broad-based stock index ETFs did withstood the volatile period in March and had no large discrepancies compared with their mutual fund counterparts. For example, the following chart shows each broad-based index ETF matched its mutual fund counterpart pretty well, even in the lows of March this year: 

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