SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker and monthly Fund Performance Rankings have been updated with performance data through Jan. 31, 2020.
• The Portfolio Tracker: The Tracker can personalize SMI's fund rankings to your specific situation, making it easier to apply our momentum-based Fund Upgrading strategy to your 401(k), 403(b), or other retirement plan.
Using the Tracker, you can filter the performance data of 25,000+ funds we follow and produce a concise report covering only the funds available in your plan(s). If you're new to the online Tracker, watch the introductory video.
We typically update the Personal Portfolio Tracker with the latest month-end data from the research firm Morningstar on the 8th of the new month, except when the 8th falls on a weekend (as it did this month). We wait until at least the 8th because Morningstar's database is subject to revisions during the first few days of the month. By the 8th, the previous month's performance numbers are reliable.
• Fund Performance Rankings (FPR): The FPR report is a 38-page downloadable PDF file containing the latest performance data — along with SMI's momentum rankings — for more than 1,600 no-load traditional funds and ETFs.
The funds included in the FPR are selected on the basis of asset size, brand familiarity, and brokerage availability.
Check page 2 to learn how to use the FPR report. Page 3 includes an overview of the 70+ risk categories that will help you compare "apples to apples." Page 4 has explanations of the various data-column headings.