Is the Columbia Acorn USA Fund (symbol AUSAX) available in your retirement plan at work? AUSAX may be available in your deferred compensation plan or your 401k plan. In the many retirement plans I have reviewed, the Columbia Acorn Fund is one of the more popular funds — meaning, it is often offered as one of the choices for growth funds in a 401(k) plan.

The Columbia Acorn USA fund is currently (January 2012) invested in technology, retailing and other small cap investments. This can be a volatile fund both UP and DOWN, but you will need to see the video below for more details.

In some deferred comp accounts and 401(k) plans, the Columbia Acorn fund (AUSAX) is sometimes the most recognizable growth fund in your plan. With that in mind, I have prepared an analysis of the point and figure chart for this fund.

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Please note this is an ANALYSIS of AUSAX, the Columbia Acorn USA fund, this is not a recommendation to buy or sell this fund. In fact, none of the securities analyzed represent past specific recommendations of Mullooly Asset Management.

Past performance may not be indicative of future results. Therefore, no current or prospective client should assume that the future performance of any specific investment or investment strategy will be profitable or equal to past performance levels.

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