why is the percent so different on 401k between the different choices? such as walmart stock is a lot lower %?

These are all my choices when picking which ones I want for my 401k! I do not understand why the walmart one is so much lower percent wise than the others? I have never changed mine and I have it all in the my-retirement 2040 fund plus I own 30 shares of walmart which I buy 2 shares bi-weekly now! I just want to know why the bond or the funds and trusts seem to out perform the walmart stock and is this normal? I have came to this page and it is always like this! Why would anyone want to pick any of the lowe ones even if they were getting ready to retire? Seems to me I would want my money in the 2040 funds or higher so my money could do better! Fund inception date/ gross expense ratio/ month YTD EQUITY/STOCK BLACKROCK RUSSELL 1000 INDX TR08/28/20090.04%3.12%12.88% Lipper Large-Cap Core Funds Average2.77%12.43% BLACKROCK RUSSELL 2000 INDX TR08/28/20090.07%2.57%12.40% Lipper Small-Cap Core Funds Average2.11%11.99% DAVIS NY VENTURE TRUST08/28/20090.41%2.46%11.47% Lipper Large-Cap Core Funds Average2.77%12.43% INTERNATIONAL EQUITY FUND08/28/20090.47%-0.17%10.32% Lipper International Large-Cap Growth Funds Average0.23%12.54% RAINIER LARGE CAP GROWTH 306/10/20100.57%3.69%16.84% Lipper Multi-Cap Growth Funds Average3.06%15.62% SMALL MID CAP VALUE FUND01/06/20120.64%1.31%N/A TBC SMID CAP GROWTH TRUST08/28/20090.61%1.70%15.29% Lipper Small-Cap Growth Funds Average2.24%14.20% WAL MART STORES INC 1N/AN/A4.28%3.09% BOND/FIXED INCOME BOND FUND08/28/20090.30%-0.33%2.43% Lipper Large-Cap Value Funds Average2.76%11.99% MONEY MARKET/STABLE VALUE FFI PREMIER INSTITUTIONAL FUND 2 7-Day Yield: 0.18%01/27/19970.16%0.01%0.04% Lipper Institutional Money Market Funds Average0.01%0.02% ALLOCATION FUNDS MYRETIREMENT 2000 FUND09/04/20090.30%0.24%5.14% Lipper Mixed-Asset Target 2010 Funds Average0.50%5.77% MYRETIREMENT 2005 FUND09/04/20090.30%0.24%5.39% Lipper Mixed-Asset Target 2010 Funds Average0.50%5.77% MYRETIREMENT 2010 FUND09/04/20090.31%0.39%5.79% Lipper Mixed-Asset Target 2010 Funds Average0.50%5.77% MYRETIREMENT 2015 FUND09/04/20090.31%0.47%6.45% Lipper Mixed-Asset Target 2015 Funds Average0.58%6.35% MYRETIREMENT 2020 FUND09/04/20090.31%0.70%7.19% Lipper Mixed-Asset Target 2020 Funds Average0.70%7.29% MYRETIREMENT 2025 FUND09/04/20090.31%0.85%7.91% Lipper Mixed-Asset Target 2025 Funds Average0.96%8.71% MYRETIREMENT 2030 FUND09/04/20090.32%0.99%8.72% Lipper Mixed-Asset Target 2030 Funds Average1.07%9.34% MYRETIREMENT 2035 FUND09/04/20090.32%1.14%9.55% Lipper Mixed-Asset Target 2030+ Funds Average1.29%10.38% *MYRETIREMENT 2040 FUND09/04/20090.31%1.29%10.25% Lipper Mixed-Asset Target 2040 Funds Average1.29%10.57% MYRETIREMENT 2045 FUND09/04/20090.31%1.36%10.59% Lipper Mixed-Asset Target 2045 Funds Average1.40%11.39% MYRETIREMENT 2050 FUND09/04/20090.31%1.29%10.72% Lipper Mixed-Asset Target 2050+ Funds Average1.42%11.16% MYRETIREMENT 2055 FUND09/04/20090.32%1.29%10.73% Lipper Mixed-Asset Target 2050+ Funds Average1.42%11.16%

Asked By: Bobby - 4/14/2012
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You're comparing managed funds with a pure equity. With managed funds, the main premise is portfolio construction to control risk and to benefit from a market downturn as well as a market improvement... More
Answered By: John W - 4/14/2012
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Because Walmart stock hasn't gone up in value in 10 or 12 years. It's a mature company with limited growth prospects, especially in a stagnant economy... More
Answered By: JoeyV - 4/14/2012
because walmart has a high appreciation cap.***As usual Joey - you are WRONG*** please stop commenting until you get some education first.
Answered By: linda - 4/14/2012
Just because WMT has underperformed some of the other investments does not mean that it will not over the long term outperform many of them. During the past 12 months it has returned 14% which is pretty darn good. YTD is is pretty flat though. Indeed some of the small cap funds over the long term will probably... More
Answered By: muncie birder - 4/14/2012
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