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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Greg_L_C, Aug 15, 2003.

  1. Greg_L_C

    Greg_L_C Stunt Coordinator

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    I would like some advice or comments on my mutual fund investing from those that keep up with this sort of thing or anybody with an opinion.

    In addition to my retirment and benefit plan, my employer offers a 457 deferred compensation plan. I've been contributing since the day I was hired. I never really paid much attention to it until the last year or so.
    I've been in the same funds since I signed up and I haven't done to bad I guess for some one who doesn't have a clue, but I wonder if I couldn't be doing better. Below is a list of my current funds I'm in and below that are the funds available to me. I hope its readable. Just looking for some comments or advice

    Thanks
    Greg


    My Funds


    As Of: 8/14/2003
    Deferral Elections
    Employee Pre-Tax Account
    PTNM VOYAGER FND CLS A 20.00 %

    FID CONTRAFUND 9.00 %

    AM CENT ULTRA IC 16.00 %

    BRWN CAP MGMT SML CO FD IC 15.00 %

    ONE GROUP MIDCAP GRTH FD A 12.00 %

    STRG OPPOR FND 14.00 %

    FID MAGELLAN FND 5.00 %

    FID EQUITY INCOME FND 9.00 %



    Funds available


    Information as of: 7/31/2003


    Average Annual Percentage Return

    Investment Option YTD
    1/01/03-
    7/31/03 1 Yr.
    8/01/02-
    7/31/03 3 Yr.
    8/01/00-
    7/31/03 5 Yr.
    8/01/98-
    7/31/03 10 Yr.
    8/01/93-
    7/31/03 Since
    Inception Inception
    Date


    Asset Allocation Funds

    Gartmore Investor Destinations Aggressive Fund - Service Class * 13.17 9.20 -8.27 N/A N/A -8.82 03/30/00

    Gartmore Investor Destinations Moderately Aggressive Fund - Service Class * 10.84 8.31 -5.86 N/A N/A -6.29 03/30/00

    Gartmore Investor Destinations Moderate Fund - Service Class * 8.09 7.49 -3.10 N/A N/A -3.10 03/30/00

    Gartmore Investor Destinations Moderately Conservative Fund - Service Class * 5.17 5.88 -.21 N/A N/A -.38 03/30/00

    Gartmore Investor Destinations Conservative Fund - Service Class * 2.67 4.34 2.14 N/A N/A 2.04 03/30/00


    International Stocks

    Janus Adviser International Growth Fund - I Shares * 9.14 2.05 -18.45 -1.71 N/A 3.75 04/30/97

    Nationwide® International Index Fund - Class A * 11.07 3.74 -13.21 N/A N/A -12.96 12/29/99

    Oppenheimer Global Fund A * 15.86 9.63 -8.46 5.37 11.47 11.99 12/22/69

    Putnam International Equity Fund - Class A * 8.01 3.34 -12.63 .08 8.93 8.34 02/28/91

    Templeton Foreign Fund - Class A * 11.03 5.67 -1.60 3.05 6.81 12.40 10/05/82


    Small-Cap Stocks

    Brown Capital Management Small Company Fund - Institutional Class * 24.27 18.12 -4.04 8.44 12.53 11.76 12/31/92

    Franklin Value Investors Trust: Franklin Balance Sheet Investment Fund - Class A * 12.02 8.16 11.76 6.99 11.89 12.56 04/02/90

    GVIT Small Company Fund - Class I * 20.20 18.08 -.79 7.86 N/A 11.79 10/23/95

    Invesco Small Company Growth Fund - Investor Class * 19.75 18.49 -17.04 2.91 8.42 10.24 12/27/91

    Nationwide® Small Cap Index Fund - Class A * 24.17 21.79 -1.20 3.01 N/A 5.75 04/09/97

    Nationwide Small Cap Fund - Institutional Service Class * 24.18 19.54 1.49 N/A N/A 6.24 10/30/98

    Neuberger Berman Equity Trust® - Genesis Fund - Trust Class Shares * 14.44 17.95 13.32 11.50 14.06 13.34 09/26/88


    Mid-Cap Stocks

    One Group® Mid Cap Value Fund - Class A * 12.37 6.34 6.28 6.12 10.81 10.50 03/02/89

    American Century Value Fund - Investor Class * 11.32 9.19 10.23 5.71 N/A 11.50 09/01/93

    Dreyfus Premier Mid Cap Stock Fund - Class A * 14.84 11.28 -1.32 3.64 N/A 11.26 04/06/94

    Invesco Dynamics Fund - Investor Class * 19.99 18.21 -22.88 -1.67 8.47 8.42 09/01/67

    Nationwide® Mid Cap Market Index Fund - Class A * 15.78 12.65 .70 N/A N/A 3.67 12/29/99

    One Group® Mid Cap Growth Fund - Class A * 14.69 12.23 -9.05 5.97 11.81 13.17 03/02/89

    Strong Opportunity Fund * 19.79 16.94 -4.75 4.48 11.04 14.31 12/31/85


    Large-Cap Stocks

    American Century Growth Fund - Investor Class * 12.75 7.42 -18.34 -3.25 6.70 14.62 06/30/71

    American Century Income & Growth Fund - Investor Class * 12.46 9.53 -8.03 -.92 9.98 11.99 12/17/90

    American Century Ultra Fund - Investor Class * 15.68 9.31 -14.50 -1.98 8.23 13.16 11/02/81

    Dreyfus Appreciation Fund, Inc. * 7.49 2.46 -7.53 -.86 10.99 12.53 01/18/84

    The Dreyfus Premier Third Century Fund, Inc. - Class Z * 12.85 6.16 -19.35 -5.07 6.56 9.94 03/29/72

    Dreyfus S&P 500 Index Fund * 13.08 9.50 -11.15 -2.12 9.08 9.03 01/02/90

    Fidelity Contrafund * 11.95 9.34 -5.54 2.37 10.62 12.34 05/17/67

    Fidelity Equity-Income Fund * 12.16 8.35 -1.44 .73 9.29 12.35 05/16/66

    Fidelity Magellan® Fund * 12.07 8.32 -12.05 -1.10 8.13 18.56 05/02/63

    Gartmore Nationwide Fund - Class D * 13.51 9.48 -7.12 -2.75 9.82 9.76 05/11/33

    The Growth Fund of America®, Inc. - Class A * 16.41 16.83 -9.81 6.85 12.42 10.98 07/29/69

    Janus Fund * 15.85 10.26 -19.71 -2.87 7.33 13.55 02/05/70

    Massachusetts Investors Growth Stock Fund - Class A * 15.00 8.42 -17.47 -2.00 10.31 10.48 01/02/35

    Morgan Stanley Institutional Fund Inc. - Equity Growth Portfolio - Class B * 14.51 9.25 -16.25 -2.11 N/A 7.35 01/02/96

    Nationwide® S&P 500 Index Fund - Institutional Service Class * 13.27 9.73 -10.85 -1.84 N/A -2.13 07/24/98

    Nationwide Large Cap Growth Fund - Institutional Service Class * 15.32 10.13 -20.00 N/A N/A -4.96 10/30/98

    Putnam Voyager Fund - Class A * 13.53 7.41 -18.16 -1.66 8.70 11.54 04/01/69

    Van Kampen Growth and Income Fund - Class A * 12.13 9.24 .18 4.58 11.44 9.49 08/01/46


    Balanced

    Fidelity Asset Manager™ * 8.05 11.62 -2.28 3.01 7.44 9.59 12/28/88


    Bonds

    Federated U.S. Government Securities Fund: 2-5 Years - Institutional Shares * N/A 3.50 7.62 5.88 5.37 7.24 02/18/83

    Morgan Stanley Institutional Fund Trust - MSIF Core Plus Fixed Income Portfolio - Institutional Class * 1.92 5.37 8.08 5.87 6.25 8.97 11/14/84

    Nationwide® Bond Index Fund - Class A * -.32 4.25 7.68 5.95 N/A 6.90 04/03/97

    PIMCO Total Return Fund - Class A * .62 5.64 8.39 6.66 6.69 8.27 05/11/87

    Waddell & Reed Advisors High Income Bond Fund - Class Y * 8.51 13.20 3.65 1.88 N/A 5.30 01/04/96
     
  2. Mathew Shelby

    Mathew Shelby Second Unit

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    I have the American Century funds you speak of. In addition to the Ultra, I also have the Select and the Vista. I am only 23, and I have been putting in $20/month into each one. I believe they are a combination of aggressive and non-aggressive and I have had ~15-20% returns for the past five years. I am pleased. I contemplated pulling them about six months ago, but resist the urge. I used to watch it weekly and drove myself nuts with all the ups and downs.
     
  3. Philip Hamm

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    If you're young, then you should put your money in high risk funds and forget about it. Look for the Morningstar ratings to see which funds are better than others.
     
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  5. Greg_L_C

    Greg_L_C Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the help. I had the companys sent me information, but I'd rather read a soup can label then that stuff[​IMG]

    Thanks
    Greg
     
  6. Mathew Shelby

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    My math is accurate the first three years my returns were in the high 30% range. With all the recent downturns it has lowered to around 15-20% of my total investment
     

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