The Trouble with Target Date Funds
“Be sure you positively identify your target before you pull the trigger.” ~Tom Flynn
Target Date Funds are the default options for many investors in their 401(k)s. Not because they are great options, but because they cover the butts of 401(k) companies and employers. But they have their troubles.
TDFs are Dumb. They result in lower long term returns at higher fees.
TDFs are Dangerous. They give no options to those in retirement, forcing them to make The Big Mistake: Selling their equities when they’re down.
While this is not investment advice, I contend that NO ONE should own Target Date Funds.
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