Monday, May 10, 2010

SEC Primer on Target Date Funds

Source: Securities and Exchange Commission

Investor Bulletin:  Target Date Retirement Funds

Investing for retirement can be complex.  When deciding where to invest, you may need to make a variety of decisions, including how to balance the risk of losing money with the desire to increase your returns, keeping in mind that inflation may reduce the purchasing power of your savings and you or your spouse or partner may live longer in retirement than you expect.  Recognizing this, a number of companies offer “target date retirement funds,” sometimes referred to as “target date funds” or “lifecycle funds.”

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