Thursday, June 11, 2020

2009 Plan Performance Rankings Q1

Each quarter Savingforcollege.com analyzes the investment performance figures for thousands of 529 portfolios and ranks the 529 savings plans from best to worst for one-year investment performance and for three-year investment performance. The top performing 529 plans In producing our rankings, we compared the reported investment performance of a subset of portfolios from each 529 savings plan. The lower the "percentile" the better the ranking. For more details on our methodology click here. We ranked plans that consumers can enroll in directly (see below), as well as those sold through brokers (click here). These rankings are for periods ended March 31, 2009. 1-year performance ranking Updated May 28, 2009 Rank State Plan Percentile 1 Kansas Schwab 529 College Savings Plan 21.37 2 South Carolina Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 21.78 3 Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust 26.85 4 New York New York's 529 College Savings Program - Direct Plan 27.06 5 Wisconsin EdVest (Direct-sold) 32.17 6 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania 529 Investment Plan 37.41 7 Missouri MOST - Missouri's 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 32.52 8 Arkansas GIFT College Investing Plan 33.10 9 Iowa College Savings Iowa 33.71 10 Kansas Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program (Direct-sold)n 33.86 See the full list of 1-year direct sold rankings. 3-year performance ranking Updated May 28, 2009 Rank State Plan Percentile 1 South Carolina Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 23.16 2 Kansas Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program (Direct-sold) 25.03 3 Ohio Ohio CollegeAdvantage 529 Savings Plan 25.20 4 Nevada The Vanguard 529 Savings Plan 26.74 5 Kansas Schwab 529 College Savings Plan 26.96 6 Iowa College Savings Iowa 28.18 7 Wisconsin EdVest (Direct-sold) 28.26 8 Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust 28.67 9 Nevada The Upromise College Fund 28.82 10 Arkansas GIFT College Investing Plan 28.88 See the full list of 3-year direct sold rankings. 5-year performance ranking Updated May 28, 2009 Rank State Plan Percentile 1 Kansas Schwab 529 College Savings Plan 19.66 2 South Carolina Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 28.12 3 Nevada The Vanguard 529 Savings Plan 28.75 4 Iowa College Savings Iowa 31.38 5 Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust 31.42 6 Wisconsin EdVest (Direct-sold) 32.36 7 Nevada The Upromise College Fund 34.36 8 Kansas Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program (Direct-sold)n 34.36 9 Nebraska College Savings Plan of Nebraska (Direct-sold) 36.42 10 New Jersey NJBEST 529 Collee Savings Plan 37.13 See the full list of 5-year direct sold rankings. For broker sold plan rankings, click here. How to rank 529 plan performance Ranking over 3000 investment options is no easy task, considering the wide variety of options found in 529 savings plans, and it requires a special methodology. Step one: We select specific portfolios from each 529 plan that can be compared on an apples-to-apples basis to portfolios in other 529 plans based on their allocation among stocks, bonds, and short-term instruments (money market and guaranteed investments). We've set up seven different asset-allocation categories ranging from 100% equity to 100% short-term. Step two: Within each of the seven categories, we compare historical performance of the selected portfolios and assign each plan a percentile ranking between 1 (best) and 100 (worst). Separate rankings are developed for 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year performance. Step three: We take the average of each 529 plan's percentile rankings in the seven asset-allocation categories to produce a combined or "composite" percentile ranking. We then produce reports showing how the 529 plans rank against each other in their composite percentile rankings. Note: we currently produce these composite rankings for 1-year, 3-year and 5-year performance. For a more in-depth explanation of our methodology, please read our white paper. See the 1-year direct sold, 3-year direct sold and 5-year direct sold rankings. More information Links to our full report on the composite rankings for this quarter are provided below for the direct-sold 529 plans. Only our Premium subscribers have access to composite rankings for adviser-sold 529 plans, to the underlying data supporting the rankings, and to separate 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year rankings for each of the seven different asset-allocation categories. In addition, subscribers can easily look up the historical performance for every 529 portfolio in every available share class by using our Fee and Performance Lookup Tool. Each quarter Savingforcollege.com analyzes the investment performance figures for thousands of 529 portfolios and ranks the 529 savings plans from best to worst for one-year investment performance and for three-year investment performance. The top performing 529 plans In producing our rankings, we compared the reported investment performance of a subset of portfolios from each 529 savings plan. The lower the "percentile" the better the ranking. For more details on our methodology click here. We ranked plans that consumers can enroll in directly (see below), as well as those sold through brokers (click here). These rankings are for periods ended March 31, 2009. 1-year performance ranking Updated May 28, 2009 Rank State Plan Percentile 1 Kansas Schwab 529 College Savings Plan 21.37 2 South Carolina Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 21.78 3 Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust 26.85 4 New York New York's 529 College Savings Program - Direct Plan 27.06 5 Wisconsin EdVest (Direct-sold) 32.17 6 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania 529 Investment Plan 37.41 7 Missouri MOST - Missouri's 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 32.52 8 Arkansas GIFT College Investing Plan 33.10 9 Iowa College Savings Iowa 33.71 10 Kansas Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program (Direct-sold)n 33.86 See the full list of 1-year direct sold rankings. 3-year performance ranking Updated May 28, 2009 Rank State Plan Percentile 1 South Carolina Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 23.16 2 Kansas Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program (Direct-sold) 25.03 3 Ohio Ohio CollegeAdvantage 529 Savings Plan 25.20 4 Nevada The Vanguard 529 Savings Plan 26.74 5 Kansas Schwab 529 College Savings Plan 26.96 6 Iowa College Savings Iowa 28.18 7 Wisconsin EdVest (Direct-sold) 28.26 8 Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust 28.67 9 Nevada The Upromise College Fund 28.82 10 Arkansas GIFT College Investing Plan 28.88 See the full list of 3-year direct sold rankings. 5-year performance ranking Updated May 28, 2009 Rank State Plan Percentile 1 Kansas Schwab 529 College Savings Plan 19.66 2 South Carolina Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 28.12 3 Nevada The Vanguard 529 Savings Plan 28.75 4 Iowa College Savings Iowa 31.38 5 Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust 31.42 6 Wisconsin EdVest (Direct-sold) 32.36 7 Nevada The Upromise College Fund 34.36 8 Kansas Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program (Direct-sold)n 34.36 9 Nebraska College Savings Plan of Nebraska (Direct-sold) 36.42 10 New Jersey NJBEST 529 Collee Savings Plan 37.13 See the full list of 5-year direct sold rankings. For broker sold plan rankings, click here. How to rank 529 plan performance Ranking over 3000 investment options is no easy task, considering the wide variety of options found in 529 savings plans, and it requires a special methodology. Step one: We select specific portfolios from each 529 plan that can be compared on an apples-to-apples basis to portfolios in other 529 plans based on their allocation among stocks, bonds, and short-term instruments (money market and guaranteed investments). We've set up seven different asset-allocation categories ranging from 100% equity to 100% short-term. Step two: Within each of the seven categories, we compare historical performance of the selected portfolios and assign each plan a percentile ranking between 1 (best) and 100 (worst). Separate rankings are developed for 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year performance. Step three: We take the average of each 529 plan's percentile rankings in the seven asset-allocation categories to produce a combined or "composite" percentile ranking. We then produce reports showing how the 529 plans rank against each other in their composite percentile rankings. Note: we currently produce these composite rankings for 1-year, 3-year and 5-year performance. For a more in-depth explanation of our methodology, please read our white paper. See the 1-year direct sold, 3-year direct sold and 5-year direct sold rankings. More information Links to our full report on the composite rankings for this quarter are provided below for the direct-sold 529 plans. Only our Premium subscribers have access to composite rankings for adviser-sold 529 plans, to the underlying data supporting the rankings, and to separate 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year rankings for each of the seven different asset-allocation categories. In addition, subscribers can easily look up the historical performance for every 529 portfolio in every available share class by using our Fee and Performance Lookup Tool. 2009 Plan Performance Rankings Q1 Each quarter Savingforcollege.com analyzes the investment performance figures for thousands of 529 portfolios and ranks the 529 savings plans from best to worst for one-year investment performance and for three-year investment performance. The top performing 529 plans In producing our rankings, we compared the reported investment performance of a subset of portfolios from each 529 savings plan. The lower the "percentile" the better the ranking. For more details on our methodology click here. We ranked plans that consumers can enroll in directly (see below), as well as those sold through brokers (click here). These rankings are for periods ended March 31, 2009. 1-year performance ranking Updated May 28, 2009 Rank State Plan Percentile 1 Kansas Schwab 529 College Savings Plan 21.37 2 South Carolina Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 21.78 3 Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust 26.85 4 New York New York's 529 College Savings Program - Direct Plan 27.06 5 Wisconsin EdVest (Direct-sold) 32.17 6 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania 529 Investment Plan 37.41 7 Missouri MOST - Missouri's 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 32.52 8 Arkansas GIFT College Investing Plan 33.10 9 Iowa College Savings Iowa 33.71 10 Kansas Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program (Direct-sold)n 33.86 See the full list of 1-year direct sold rankings. 3-year performance ranking Updated May 28, 2009 Rank State Plan Percentile 1 South Carolina Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 23.16 2 Kansas Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program (Direct-sold) 25.03 3 Ohio Ohio CollegeAdvantage 529 Savings Plan 25.20 4 Nevada The Vanguard 529 Savings Plan 26.74 5 Kansas Schwab 529 College Savings Plan 26.96 6 Iowa College Savings Iowa 28.18 7 Wisconsin EdVest (Direct-sold) 28.26 8 Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust 28.67 9 Nevada The Upromise College Fund 28.82 10 Arkansas GIFT College Investing Plan 28.88 See the full list of 3-year direct sold rankings. 5-year performance ranking Updated May 28, 2009 Rank State Plan Percentile 1 Kansas Schwab 529 College Savings Plan 19.66 2 South Carolina Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 28.12 3 Nevada The Vanguard 529 Savings Plan 28.75 4 Iowa College Savings Iowa 31.38 5 Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust 31.42 6 Wisconsin EdVest (Direct-sold) 32.36 7 Nevada The Upromise College Fund 34.36 8 Kansas Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program (Direct-sold)n 34.36 9 Nebraska College Savings Plan of Nebraska (Direct-sold) 36.42 10 New Jersey NJBEST 529 Collee Savings Plan 37.13 See the full list of 5-year direct sold rankings. For broker sold plan rankings, click here. How to rank 529 plan performance Ranking over 3000 investment options is no easy task, considering the wide variety of options found in 529 savings plans, and it requires a special methodology. Step one: We select specific portfolios from each 529 plan that can be compared on an apples-to-apples basis to portfolios in other 529 plans based on their allocation among stocks, bonds, and short-term instruments (money market and guaranteed investments). We've set up seven different asset-allocation categories ranging from 100% equity to 100% short-term. Step two: Within each of the seven categories, we compare historical performance of the selected portfolios and assign each plan a percentile ranking between 1 (best) and 100 (worst). Separate rankings are developed for 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year performance. Step three: We take the average of each 529 plan's percentile rankings in the seven asset-allocation categories to produce a combined or "composite" percentile ranking. We then produce reports showing how the 529 plans rank against each other in their composite percentile rankings. Note: we currently produce these composite rankings for 1-year, 3-year and 5-year performance. For a more in-depth explanation of our methodology, please read our white paper. See the 1-year direct sold, 3-year direct sold and 5-year direct sold rankings. More information Links to our full report on the composite rankings for this quarter are provided below for the direct-sold 529 plans. Only our Premium subscribers have access to composite rankings for adviser-sold 529 plans, to the underlying data supporting the rankings, and to separate 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year rankings for each of the seven different asset-allocation categories. In addition, subscribers can easily look up the historical performance for every 529 portfolio in every available share class by using our Fee and Performance Lookup Tool. Each quarter Savingforcollege.com analyzes the investment performance figures for thousands of 529 portfolios and ranks the 529 savings plans from best to worst for one-year investment performance and for three-year investment performance. The top performing 529 plans In producing our rankings, we compared the reported investment performance of a subset of portfolios from each 529 savings plan. The lower the "percentile" the better the ranking. For more details on our methodology click here. We ranked plans that consumers can enroll in directly (see below), as well as those sold through brokers (click here). These rankings are for periods ended March 31, 2009. 1-year performance ranking Updated May 28, 2009 Rank State Plan Percentile 1 Kansas Schwab 529 College Savings Plan 21.37 2 South Carolina Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 21.78 3 Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust 26.85 4 New York New York's 529 College Savings Program - Direct Plan 27.06 5 Wisconsin EdVest (Direct-sold) 32.17 6 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania 529 Investment Plan 37.41 7 Missouri MOST - Missouri's 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 32.52 8 Arkansas GIFT College Investing Plan 33.10 9 Iowa College Savings Iowa 33.71 10 Kansas Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program (Direct-sold)n 33.86 See the full list of 1-year direct sold rankings. 3-year performance ranking Updated May 28, 2009 Rank State Plan Percentile 1 South Carolina Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 23.16 2 Kansas Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program (Direct-sold) 25.03 3 Ohio Ohio CollegeAdvantage 529 Savings Plan 25.20 4 Nevada The Vanguard 529 Savings Plan 26.74 5 Kansas Schwab 529 College Savings Plan 26.96 6 Iowa College Savings Iowa 28.18 7 Wisconsin EdVest (Direct-sold) 28.26 8 Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust 28.67 9 Nevada The Upromise College Fund 28.82 10 Arkansas GIFT College Investing Plan 28.88 See the full list of 3-year direct sold rankings. 5-year performance ranking Updated May 28, 2009 Rank State Plan Percentile 1 Kansas Schwab 529 College Savings Plan 19.66 2 South Carolina Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 28.12 3 Nevada The Vanguard 529 Savings Plan 28.75 4 Iowa College Savings Iowa 31.38 5 Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust 31.42 6 Wisconsin EdVest (Direct-sold) 32.36 7 Nevada The Upromise College Fund 34.36 8 Kansas Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program (Direct-sold)n 34.36 9 Nebraska College Savings Plan of Nebraska (Direct-sold) 36.42 10 New Jersey NJBEST 529 Collee Savings Plan 37.13 See the full list of 5-year direct sold rankings. For broker sold plan rankings, click here. How to rank 529 plan performance Ranking over 3000 investment options is no easy task, considering the wide variety of options found in 529 savings plans, and it requires a special methodology. Step one: We select specific portfolios from each 529 plan that can be compared on an apples-to-apples basis to portfolios in other 529 plans based on their allocation among stocks, bonds, and short-term instruments (money market and guaranteed investments). We've set up seven different asset-allocation categories ranging from 100% equity to 100% short-term. Step two: Within each of the seven categories, we compare historical performance of the selected portfolios and assign each plan a percentile ranking between 1 (best) and 100 (worst). Separate rankings are developed for 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year performance. Step three: We take the average of each 529 plan's percentile rankings in the seven asset-allocation categories to produce a combined or "composite" percentile ranking. We then produce reports showing how the 529 plans rank against each other in their composite percentile rankings. Note: we currently produce these composite rankings for 1-year, 3-year and 5-year performance. For a more in-depth explanation of our methodology, please read our white paper. See the 1-year direct sold, 3-year direct sold and 5-year direct sold rankings. More information Links to our full report on the composite rankings for this quarter are provided below for the direct-sold 529 plans. Only our Premium subscribers have access to composite rankings for adviser-sold 529 plans, to the underlying data supporting the rankings, and to separate 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year rankings for each of the seven different asset-allocation categories. In addition, subscribers can easily look up the historical performance for every 529 portfolio in every available share class by using our Fee and Performance Lookup Tool. 2009 Plan Performance Rankings Q1 Each quarter Savingforcollege.com analyzes the investment performance figures for thousands of 529 portfolios and ranks the 529 savings plans from best to worst for one-year investment performance and for three-year investment performance. The top performing 529 plans In producing our rankings, we compared the reported investment performance of a subset of portfolios from each 529 savings plan. The lower the "percentile" the better the ranking. For more details on our methodology click here. We ranked plans that consumers can enroll in directly (see below), as well as those sold through brokers (click here). These rankings are for periods ended March 31, 2009. 1-year performance ranking Updated May 28, 2009 Rank State Plan Percentile 1 Kansas Schwab 529 College Savings Plan 21.37 2 South Carolina Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 21.78 3 Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust 26.85 4 New York New York's 529 College Savings Program - Direct Plan 27.06 5 Wisconsin EdVest (Direct-sold) 32.17 6 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania 529 Investment Plan 37.41 7 Missouri MOST - Missouri's 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 32.52 8 Arkansas GIFT College Investing Plan 33.10 9 Iowa College Savings Iowa 33.71 10 Kansas Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program (Direct-sold)n 33.86 See the full list of 1-year direct sold rankings. 3-year performance ranking Updated May 28, 2009 Rank State Plan Percentile 1 South Carolina Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 23.16 2 Kansas Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program (Direct-sold) 25.03 3 Ohio Ohio CollegeAdvantage 529 Savings Plan 25.20 4 Nevada The Vanguard 529 Savings Plan 26.74 5 Kansas Schwab 529 College Savings Plan 26.96 6 Iowa College Savings Iowa 28.18 7 Wisconsin EdVest (Direct-sold) 28.26 8 Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust 28.67 9 Nevada The Upromise College Fund 28.82 10 Arkansas GIFT College Investing Plan 28.88 See the full list of 3-year direct sold rankings. 5-year performance ranking Updated May 28, 2009 Rank State Plan Percentile 1 Kansas Schwab 529 College Savings Plan 19.66 2 South Carolina Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 28.12 3 Nevada The Vanguard 529 Savings Plan 28.75 4 Iowa College Savings Iowa 31.38 5 Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust 31.42 6 Wisconsin EdVest (Direct-sold) 32.36 7 Nevada The Upromise College Fund 34.36 8 Kansas Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program (Direct-sold)n 34.36 9 Nebraska College Savings Plan of Nebraska (Direct-sold) 36.42 10 New Jersey NJBEST 529 Collee Savings Plan 37.13 See the full list of 5-year direct sold rankings. For broker sold plan rankings, click here. How to rank 529 plan performance Ranking over 3000 investment options is no easy task, considering the wide variety of options found in 529 savings plans, and it requires a special methodology. Step one: We select specific portfolios from each 529 plan that can be compared on an apples-to-apples basis to portfolios in other 529 plans based on their allocation among stocks, bonds, and short-term instruments (money market and guaranteed investments). We've set up seven different asset-allocation categories ranging from 100% equity to 100% short-term. Step two: Within each of the seven categories, we compare historical performance of the selected portfolios and assign each plan a percentile ranking between 1 (best) and 100 (worst). Separate rankings are developed for 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year performance. Step three: We take the average of each 529 plan's percentile rankings in the seven asset-allocation categories to produce a combined or "composite" percentile ranking. We then produce reports showing how the 529 plans rank against each other in their composite percentile rankings. Note: we currently produce these composite rankings for 1-year, 3-year and 5-year performance. For a more in-depth explanation of our methodology, please read our white paper. See the 1-year direct sold, 3-year direct sold and 5-year direct sold rankings. More information Links to our full report on the composite rankings for this quarter are provided below for the direct-sold 529 plans. Only our Premium subscribers have access to composite rankings for adviser-sold 529 plans, to the underlying data supporting the rankings, and to separate 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year rankings for each of the seven different asset-allocation categories. In addition, subscribers can easily look up the historical performance for every 529 portfolio in every available share class by using our Fee and Performance Lookup Tool. Each quarter Savingforcollege.com analyzes the investment performance figures for thousands of 529 portfolios and ranks the 529 savings plans from best to worst for one-year investment performance and for three-year investment performance. The top performing 529 plans In producing our rankings, we compared the reported investment performance of a subset of portfolios from each 529 savings plan. The lower the "percentile" the better the ranking. For more details on our methodology click here. We ranked plans that consumers can enroll in directly (see below), as well as those sold through brokers (click here). These rankings are for periods ended March 31, 2009. 1-year performance ranking Updated May 28, 2009 Rank State Plan Percentile 1 Kansas Schwab 529 College Savings Plan 21.37 2 South Carolina Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 21.78 3 Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust 26.85 4 New York New York's 529 College Savings Program - Direct Plan 27.06 5 Wisconsin EdVest (Direct-sold) 32.17 6 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania 529 Investment Plan 37.41 7 Missouri MOST - Missouri's 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 32.52 8 Arkansas GIFT College Investing Plan 33.10 9 Iowa College Savings Iowa 33.71 10 Kansas Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program (Direct-sold)n 33.86 See the full list of 1-year direct sold rankings. 3-year performance ranking Updated May 28, 2009 Rank State Plan Percentile 1 South Carolina Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 23.16 2 Kansas Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program (Direct-sold) 25.03 3 Ohio Ohio CollegeAdvantage 529 Savings Plan 25.20 4 Nevada The Vanguard 529 Savings Plan 26.74 5 Kansas Schwab 529 College Savings Plan 26.96 6 Iowa College Savings Iowa 28.18 7 Wisconsin EdVest (Direct-sold) 28.26 8 Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust 28.67 9 Nevada The Upromise College Fund 28.82 10 Arkansas GIFT College Investing Plan 28.88 See the full list of 3-year direct sold rankings. 5-year performance ranking Updated May 28, 2009 Rank State Plan Percentile 1 Kansas Schwab 529 College Savings Plan 19.66 2 South Carolina Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 28.12 3 Nevada The Vanguard 529 Savings Plan 28.75 4 Iowa College Savings Iowa 31.38 5 Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust 31.42 6 Wisconsin EdVest (Direct-sold) 32.36 7 Nevada The Upromise College Fund 34.36 8 Kansas Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program (Direct-sold)n 34.36 9 Nebraska College Savings Plan of Nebraska (Direct-sold) 36.42 10 New Jersey NJBEST 529 Collee Savings Plan 37.13 See the full list of 5-year direct sold rankings. For broker sold plan rankings, click here. How to rank 529 plan performance Ranking over 3000 investment options is no easy task, considering the wide variety of options found in 529 savings plans, and it requires a special methodology. Step one: We select specific portfolios from each 529 plan that can be compared on an apples-to-apples basis to portfolios in other 529 plans based on their allocation among stocks, bonds, and short-term instruments (money market and guaranteed investments). We've set up seven different asset-allocation categories ranging from 100% equity to 100% short-term. Step two: Within each of the seven categories, we compare historical performance of the selected portfolios and assign each plan a percentile ranking between 1 (best) and 100 (worst). Separate rankings are developed for 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year performance. Step three: We take the average of each 529 plan's percentile rankings in the seven asset-allocation categories to produce a combined or "composite" percentile ranking. We then produce reports showing how the 529 plans rank against each other in their composite percentile rankings. Note: we currently produce these composite rankings for 1-year, 3-year and 5-year performance. For a more in-depth explanation of our methodology, please read our white paper. See the 1-year direct sold, 3-year direct sold and 5-year direct sold rankings. More information Links to our full report on the composite rankings for this quarter are provided below for the direct-sold 529 plans. Only our Premium subscribers have access to composite rankings for adviser-sold 529 plans, to the underlying data supporting the rankings, and to separate 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year rankings for each of the seven different asset-allocation categories. In addition, subscribers can easily look up the historical performance for every 529 portfolio in every available share class by using our Fee and Performance Lookup Tool.

Monday, May 25, 2020

United States Aggression Against Islam - 1344 Words

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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Mao Zedong and Gender Equality - 1238 Words

When Mao Zedong, also translated as Mao Tse-tung and by the people, referred to as Chairman Mao, came to power in 1949[1], Maos policy of Marxism was pleasing to the Chinese Communism Party, however it was contradictory to the instruction of Confucianism. Maos work towards liberation and his struggle against Confucius innate social system changed the way that Chinas freedom-hungry women were seen through the eyes of traditional Confucius followers in society. The downsizing of the weak economy and ineffective government system often envelopes an entire countrys dynamic; though the economic side is naturally distorted, often the cultural and societal behavior follow close behind. While Confucius taught of structured places in society for every person, peasant and aristocrats[2], Mao tried to take steps towards liberty for all just as other countries around him had strongly exemplified. Confucius made women out to be such horrible creatures, only good for cooking, cleaning, and bearin g children as some societies then believed however, Mao tried to increase the female populations freedom and equality in society in comparison to that of men. Maos policy of Marxism was vastly different than Confucian teachings in that it supported women more and disregarded the class system. Although women in Maos China did not achieve full political participation, in his policies, he aimed to overturn the Confucian social hierarchy and give woman equal opportunities in education andShow MoreRelatedMao Zedong Essay1030 Words   |  5 Pagesnecessary to take up the gun.† - Mao Zedong In the early 1900th widespread of nationalism and equality took hold of Europe and Asia. It was a time of hunger for power and land, leading to rivalries between countries which led to World War I. This war was catastrophic and it had a large death toll, it was known as the war to end all wars. 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Friday, May 15, 2020

Essay on International Law - 1677 Words

International Law International law is the body of legal rules that apply between sovereign states and such other entities as have been granted international personality (status acknowledged by the international community). The rules of international law are of a normative character, that is, they prescribe towards conduct, and are potentially designed for authoritative interpretation by an international judicial authority and by being capable of enforcement by the application of external sanctions. The International Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, which succeeded the Permanent Court of International Justice after World War II. Article 92 of the charter of the United Nations states: The†¦show more content†¦In the Fisheries Jurisdiction case (United Kingdom v. Iceland , 1974) the ICJ contributed to the firm establishment in law of the idea that mankind needs to conserve the living resources of the sea and must respect these resources. The Court observed: It is one of the advances in maritime international law, resulting from the intensification of fishing, that the former laissez-faire treatment ofthe living resources of the sea in the high seas has been replaced by a recognition of a duty to have due regard of the rights of other States and the needs of conservation for the benefit of all. Consequently, both parties have the obligation to keep inder review the fishery resources in the disputed waters and to examine together, in the light of scientific and other available information, the measures required for the conservation and development, and equitable exploitation, of these resources, taking into account any international agreement in force between them, such as the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Convention of 24 January 1959, as well as such other agreements as may be reached in the matter in the course of further negotiation. The Court also held that the concept of preferential rights in fisheries is not static. This is not to say that the preferential rights of a coastal State in a special situation are a static concept, in the sense that the degree of the coastal States preference is to be considered as for ever at some given moment. OnShow MoreRelatedInternational And International Law And Policy1840 Words   |  8 Pages The International community: developments in International law and policy. (Kirsti Samuels, 2007) Civil war has become the dominant type of war in death tolls and severity. It has caused humanitarian destruction on a vast scale, as well as serious disruption of regional and international peace and security. 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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Essay on Nick Bottom in Shakespeares A Midsummer Nights...

Nick Bottom in Shakespeares A Midsummer Nights Dream Roget’s thesaurus defines the word â€Å"ass† as â€Å"one deficient in judgment and good sense: a fool†. In William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the ass is undeniably tied to the character of Nick Bottom on many different levels. As the play is a comedy, Bottom’s central role is to provide laughter. At the same time, however, through his role as the Ass, he acts as a sort of symbolic center-piece that ties all of the action in the play together. Throughout the play, Shakespeare has various characters making word-plays on the Ass, in relation to Nick Bottom and otherwise. These many references combined with the physical Ass’ head that Bottom†¦show more content†¦Therefore, his use of the word ass several times is not only comical for the audience, but also serves to ironically point out the fact that Bottom is an Ass, in all meanings of the word. He does it again later after Titania has fallen in â€Å"love† with him: â€Å"...for me thinks I am marvelous hairy about the face, and I am such a tender ass, if my hair do but tickle me, I must scratch† (Shakespeare 62). Two other important references occur during the ill-fated performance of Pyramus and Thisby. Demetrius and Theseus both have something to say. When it is mentioned that the lion is speaking, Demetrius says, â€Å"No wonder, my Lord. One lion may when many asses do† (Shakespeare 78). The reader may also take this comment figuratively, implying that many men are fools and that they speak with fool’s mouths, as in the case of Bottom. Theseus also exclaims later, after Pyramus has killed himself, â€Å"With the help of a surgeon he might yet recover, and prove an ass† (Shakespeare 84). This follows a pun on the word ace, but it also serves as yet another poke at Bottom, this time as Pyramus, on the part of Shakespeare. 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Diagnosing Problems Of Speech, Language Or Communication

Answer: Diagnosing problems in speech, language or communication is important to a childà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬TMs development as it could affect their overall behaviour at school or home. If the problem is picked up early enough then teachers, TAà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬TMs (teaching assistants) or Sencoà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬TMs can intervene. It could affect ear school life as a child may not be able to socialise or make friends for fear that they will be bullied or ostracised by other children. As a child grows older late diagnosis could affect their academic abilities as well as feeling like a social outcast. A hearing impairment or speech impediment may make it hard for a person to communicate; therefore it is crucial that other forms of communication are established i.e. sign language, Makaton. If interventions and help are set in place early enough then the person will receive the correct guidance and support. 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Essay Times of India

Question: Write article on the Times of India. Answer: The article published on Times of India titled "Have your definition of beauty" focuses on the mainstream notion of the Indian women and girls about ideal beauty that has an adverse impact on the women's self-esteem. The article highlights the numbers from a recent study "Care Beauty Happiness 2016" conducted by Dove, which indicates that 80 % Indian women and 77% Indian girls abide by the belief that ideal beauty is the key to success in life. This statistics is reflective of the slender interpretation of beauty that is imbibed in women by the traditional and societal norms. The article further goes on to a detailed discussion about breaking the notion and changing the perception of the society and particularly of the women about beauty and specifically about themselves. According to the campaign run by Dove Lets Break the Rules of Beauty, India should aspire and encourage to embrace different definitions of beauty delinquent of the barriers traditionally set by the society. Dove explicitly establishes a benchmark for breaking all the criteria regarding the concept of beauty. Dove through its campaign asks the woman to hear their inner voice so build a sound relationship with their self. The concept of beauty has evolved just like the human race has evolved through the ages. The definition of beauty changed with every century and the revolutionary artists who perceived beauty through different sides of the prism. In India, the modern definition of the concept of beauty is directly proportionate to the women with thin, tall, gorgeous features and a fair complexion and long black hair. However, as stated in the article, a woman needs to be original and honest and accept the way they are and the beauty would follow them. When Plato quoted Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, he might not have known that he was forming a foundation stone for the people who dream to de-structure the concept created the society that categorises beauty'. Beauty cannot be caged by the prescribed norms of the society; it is a free flowing river that has a different connotation for a different person. Beauty has to be freed from the shackles of confined definitions that have been prevalent since time immemorial. Women in Indian society need to shatter the trammels of the society that eclipses the vision for beauty and has buried the art of appreciation for beauty. Women need to accept themselves, the way they look and the way they differ from others. They have to be their silver lining for the appreciation of what they have should embrace their unique features of beauty. Living healthy is mandatory: a healthy is bound look beautiful as the Almighty has created its being in this form. A slim yet unhealthy body can't be accepted as a beautiful body. Thus, women should breathe in the feeling of freedom to look beautiful the way they are and avoid the rat race of becoming a product that looks the same as the other million products from same the factory. Reference "Have Your Own Definition Of Beauty - Times Of India". The Times of India. N.p., 2016. Web. 19 May 2016. Fuller, D., Saunders, C. and Macnaughton, J., 2015. Introduction (pp. 1-17). Palgrave Macmillan UK. Morris, P.K. and Nichols, K., 2013. Conceptualizing beauty: A content analysis of US and French women's fashion magazine advertisements. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 3(1), p.49. Wolf, N., 2013. The beauty myth: How images of beauty are used against women. Random House.