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While June was a slow month for trading in defined contribution plans, when 401(k) investors made trades, they tended to favor fixed income funds over equities, according to the Alight Solutions 401(k) IndexTM.
The Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™ statistics for the month of June 2018:
Inflows and outflows during the month:
June investment portfolios:
June market observations
Domestic equities experienced slightly positive market returns for the month, with both large U.S. equities (represented by the S&P 500 Index) and small U.S. equities (represented by the Russell 2000 Index) up over 1%. U.S. bonds (represented by the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index) fell -0.1%, while the International equities (represented by the MSCI All Country World ex-U.S. Index) fell close to -2%.
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Learn more about the Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™ here.
A “normal” level of relative transfer activity is when the net daily movement of participants’ balances as a percent of total 401(k) balances within the Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™ equals between 0.3 times and 1.5 times the average daily net activity of the preceding 12 months. A “high” relative transfer activity day is when the net daily movement exceeds two times the average daily net activity. A “moderate” relative transfer activity day is when the net daily movement is between 1.5 and two times the average daily net activity of the preceding 12 months.
Target date funds also include the amounts in target risk funds. The amount in the target risk funds is less than 10% of the total.