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A Target Date 2050 Fund is a target date fund that is... A Target Date 2050 Fund is a target date fund that is structured to meet a certain investment objective in 2050. How a Target Date 2050 Fund is managed will depend on what kind of target date fund it is. If it’s a “to” fund, the fund will reach its final asset allocation (say, 80% bonds and 20% equities) in 2050, and then stay there as long as it exists. If it’s a “Through” fund, however, the managers will keep actively adjusting the asset allocation past the target date. Another way of saying this is that the so-called Glide Path of the fund continues, as opposed to reaching a terminal state. Eventually, a Target Date 2050 Fund usually merges with an income fund that has a conservative (and steady) stock-bond mix. Target Date 2050 Funds may be appropriate for investors who seek a portfolio that prioritizes growth in the initial years (via owning more equities than bonds), and then capital preservation and income in later years (owning increasingly more bonds). The ideal investor in one of these funds is someone who has a goal, such as retirement, that lines up with the target date. Someone looking to save for a more expensive goal decades into the future will be better off buying a Target Date Fund whose date lines up with their objective (i.e. later than 2050), as it will likely have a higher weighting to growth-focused equities. A downside to Target Date 2050 Funds is that there’s no guaranteed return, unlike, say, an annuity. The return for a particular Fund will come down to the decisions of the managers, as well as the performance of equity and fixed-income markets. In addition, fees on these funds can be high, as they are often considered “funds of funds”. So investors end up paying the fees of the fund itself, plus the fees of the various funds that are owned by the managers. Last Updated: 07/12/2024 View more View less

A Target Date 2050 Fund is a target date fund that is structured to meet a certain investment objective in 2050. How a Target Date 2050 Fund is managed will depend on what... A Target Date 2050 Fund is a target date fund that is structured to meet a certain investment objective in 2050. How a Target Date 2050 Fund is managed will depend on what kind of target date fund it is. If it’s a “to” fund, the fund will reach its final asset allocation (say, 80% bonds and 20% equities) in 2050, and then stay there as long as it exists. If it’s a “Through” fund, however, the managers will keep actively adjusting the asset allocation past the target date. Another way of saying this is that the so-called Glide Path of the fund continues, as opposed to reaching a terminal state. Eventually, a Target Date 2050 Fund usually merges with an income fund that has a conservative (and steady) stock-bond mix. Target Date 2050 Funds may be appropriate for investors who seek a portfolio that prioritizes growth in the initial years (via owning more equities than bonds), and then capital preservation and income in later years (owning increasingly more bonds). The ideal investor in one of these funds is someone who has a goal, such as retirement, that lines up with the target date. Someone looking to save for a more expensive goal decades into the future will be better off buying a Target Date Fund whose date lines up with their objective (i.e. later than 2050), as it will likely have a higher weighting to growth-focused equities. A downside to Target Date 2050 Funds is that there’s no guaranteed return, unlike, say, an annuity. The return for a particular Fund will come down to the decisions of the managers, as well as the performance of equity and fixed-income markets. In addition, fees on these funds can be high, as they are often considered “funds of funds”. So investors end up paying the fees of the fund itself, plus the fees of the various funds that are owned by the managers. Last Updated: 07/12/2024 View more View less

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As of 7/12/24
Vanguard Target Retirement 2050 Fund

VFIFX | Fund | Investor

$50.04

+0.64%

$66.80 B

1.98%

$0.98

18.54%

4.71%

9.95%

8.56%

0.08%

$14.03

+0.57%

$956.31 M

1.79%

$0.25

18.24%

3.16%

7.60%

6.50%

0.57%

Schwab Target 2050 Index Fund

SWYMX | Fund | Other

$18.59

+0.76%

$686.99 M

1.80%

$0.33

17.84%

5.18%

9.95%

-

0.12%

$14.53

+0.14%

$441.94 M

1.60%

$0.23

16.27%

4.07%

-

-

1.07%

Schwab Target 2050 Fund

SWNRX | Fund | Other

$17.22

+0.64%

$283.65 M

1.69%

$0.29

17.65%

4.28%

9.46%

8.15%

0.60%

$47.36

+0.01%

$218.39 M

0.00%

-

19.38%

5.03%

-

-

0.11%

$13.27

+0.61%

$45.65 M

0.20%

$0.03

19.40%

5.04%

10.72%

-

0.01%

$17.30

+0.01%

$20.25 M

0.00%

-

20.99%

5.63%

-

-

0.50%

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