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September was a slow month for 401(k) trading with only one above-normal1 activity, according to Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™. When investors made trades, they favored fixed income funds with over 90% of net trading dollars moving from equities into fixed income.
The Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™ statistics for the month of September 2019:
Inflows and outflows during the month:
September investment portfolios:
September market observations:
Equity markets were broadly positive in September with international equities (represented by the MSCI All Country World ex-U.S. Index) up 2.6%, large U.S. equities (represented by the S&P 500 Index) gaining 1.9% and small U.S. equities (represented by the Russell 2000 Index) rising 2.1%. However, U.S. bonds (represented by the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index) fell 0.5%.