TIAA Mutual Fund Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

TLWIX Fund  USD 18.02  0.06  0.33%   
Assuming the 90 days horizon and your above-average risk tolerance, our recommendation regarding TIAA CREF LIFECYCLE INDEX is 'Strong Hold'. Macroaxis provides TIAA CREF buy-hold-or-sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding TLWIX positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of TIAA CREF's available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site.
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A buy or sell recommendation provided by Macroaxis is an automated directive regarding whether to purchase or sell TIAA CREF LIFECYCLE INDEX given historical horizon and risk tolerance towards TIAA CREF. When Macroaxis issues a 'buy' or 'sell' recommendation for TIAA CREF LIFECYCLE INDEX, the advice is generated through an automated system that utilizes algorithms and statistical models.
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The TIAA recommendation should be used to complement the buy-or-sell advice compiled from the current analysts' consensus on TIAA CREF LIFECYCLE INDEX. Macroaxis does not own or have any residual interests in TIAA CREF LIFECYCLE INDEX or other equities on which the buy-or-sell advice is provided. Please provide your input below to execute TIAA CREF's advice using the current market data and latest reported fundamentals.

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Strong Hold

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For the selected time horizon TIAA CREF LIFECYCLE INDEX has a Risk Adjusted Performance of (0.031972), Jensen Alpha of (0.027987), Total Risk Alpha of (0.027734) and Treynor Ratio of (0.05)
Our trade recommendation tool can cross-verify current analyst consensus on TIAA CREF LIFECYCLE INDEX and to analyze the entity potential to grow for few more years. Use TIAA CREF LIFECYCLE INDEX price to sales and ten year return to ensure your buy or sell decision on TIAA-CREF LIFECYCLE INDEX is adequate.

TIAA CREF Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

TIAA CREF generated a negative expected return over the last 90 days
TIAA CREF is unlikely to experience financial distress in the next 2 years

TIAA CREF Returns Distribution Density

The distribution of TIAA CREF's historical returns is an attempt to chart the uncertainty of TIAA CREF's future price movements. The chart of the probability distribution of TIAA CREF stock daily returns describes the distribution of returns around its average expected value. We use TIAA CREF LIFECYCLE INDEX price's Value At Risk and its Upside Potential as a relative measure of the distribution. The graph of the distribution of TIAA CREF returns is essential to provide solid investment advice for TIAA CREF.
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Investment risk management requires an estimate of the probability of extreme price changes. Therefore, the correct representation of the distribution of TIAA CREF historical returns presented in an easy-to-digest graphical form helps investors and money managers understand the risk-reward trade-off of different investement strategies.


Most traded equities are subject to two types of risk - systematic (i.e., market) and unsystematic (i.e., nonmarket or company-specific) risk. Unsystematic risk is the risk that events specific to TIAA CREF or TIAA Investments sector will adversely affect the stock's price. This type of risk can be diversified away by owning several different stocks in different industries whose stock prices have shown a small correlation to each other. On the other hand, systematic risk is the risk that TIAA CREF's price will be affected by overall mutual fund market movements and cannot be diversified away. So, no matter how many positions you have, you cannot eliminate market risk. However, you can measure a TIAA fund's historical response to market movements and buy it if you are comfortable with its volatility direction. Beta and standard deviation are two commonly used measures to help you make the right decision.
Alpha over NYSE Composite
Beta against NYSE Composite0.58
Overall volatility
Information ratio -0.07

TIAA CREF Volatility Alert

TIAA CREF LIFECYCLE INDEX exhibits very low volatility with skewness of 0.31 and kurtosis of 0.06. However, we advise investors to further study TIAA CREF LIFECYCLE INDEX technical indicators to ensure that all market info is available and is reliable. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure TIAA CREF's mutual fund risk against market volatility during both bullish and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact TIAA CREF's mutual fund price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

TIAA CREF Fundamentals Vs Peers

Comparing TIAA CREF's fundamentals to the average values of its peers is one of the most widely used and accepted methods of equity analyses. It helps to analyze TIAA CREF's direct or indirect competition across all of the common fundamentals between TIAA CREF and the related equities. This way, we can detect undervalued stocks with similar characteristics as TIAA CREF or determine the mutual funds which would be an excellent addition to an existing portfolio. Peer analysis of TIAA CREF's fundamental indicators could also be used in its relative valuation, which is a method of valuing TIAA CREF by comparing valuation metrics with those of similar companies.
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FundamentalsTIAA CREFPeer Average
Price to Earning17.71 X6.53 X
Price to Book2.07 X0.74 X
Price to Sales1.45 X0.61 X
One Year Return8.36 %4.15 %
Three Year Return6.07 %3.60 %
Five Year Return5.52 %3.24 %
Ten Year Return7.94 %1.79 %
Net Asset2.76 B4.11 B
Last Dividend Paid0.360.65
Cash Position Weight1.18 %10.61 %
Equity Positions Weight46.46 %63.90 %
Bond Positions Weight3.20 %11.24 %

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Please note, there is a significant difference between TIAA CREF's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine if TIAA CREF is a good investment by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, TIAA CREF's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.