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Short Term View of Target Date Funds Misleading

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Criteria used to evaluate retirement funds, especially Target Date Funds (TDF), should be different than for other types of investing. But, according to a survey conducted late 2015 by ...

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The Danger with Target Date Funds

Broken road

In a “set it and forget it” world, target date funds (TDFs) for defined contribution plans seem like a perfect solution. With an almost $800 billion in DC assets ...

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TDFs Post First Annual Loss Since 2008

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For the first time since 2008, Target Date Funds (TDFs) posted an annual loss. According to the Callan Target Date Index, the median TDF dropped .86% though gains of ...

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Making Target Date Investment Data More Useful

Wrong target

Fred’s Take: When it comes to evaluating investments in defined contribution (DC) plans, HR and even finance people can get overwhelmed. With an estimated 70-80% of new contributions going ...

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Participants Not Properly Using Target Date Funds

Looking forward

Target Date Funds (TDF) are meant to be an all in investment using a well-diversified and balanced portfolio of investments that change as people get closer to retirement. Yet, ...

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IRA Rollovers May be a Bad Idea

With Super Bowl 50 coming soon and the ads that are sometimes more entertaining than the game, it’s time to think about why IRAs may not be a good ...

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