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The Lake Wobegon Effect and indexing in target-date funds

If you are a Vanguard investor, or have read almost any commentary from us in the past, you probably know we are big believers in index investing. 770 more words

Investments

The charges of the light brigade

The publication by the Investment Association of a report that puts hidden costs in funds on a par with the Loch Ness Monster has been met with elation by fund managers and derision by their customers. 958 more words

Pensions

Why do retirees maintain high equity allocations?

In a prior blog post, I debunked the myth that millennials were staying out of the stock market. That was good, but I came up with a new head-scratcher. 647 more words

Retirement

Are Target Date Funds Really on Target?

Currently there are millions of different investments that people can choose when it comes time for them to create their own unique portfolio. Since financial markets were created, we have seen a multitude of new investments come and go. 692 more words

Investments

Oversimplification in Target Date Funds Endangers Participants’ Retirement Savings How are custom solutions evolving to mitigate risk? Part III

Last month we featured Part II of Oversimplification in Target Date Funds Endangers Participants’ Retirement Savings – How are custom solutions evolving to mitigate risk? Part II introduced version 2.0 of target date funds (TDFs), an approach which allows plan sponsors to develop a glidepath best suited for their plan’s demographics. 703 more words

Oversimplification in Target Date Funds Endangers Participants’ Retirement Savings How are custom solutions evolving to mitigate risk? Part II

Last month we featured Part I of Oversimplification in Target Date Funds Endangers Participants’ Retirement Savings – How are custom solutions evolving to mitigate risk? Part I introduced version 1.0 of target date funds, now learn about version 1.0’s evolution to version 2.0, that sets the stage for version 3.0, which we will end with next month. 758 more words