Target Date Fund

Market Terms

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Mutual or exchange-traded funds (ETFs) built to grow assets in a way that’s optimized for a specific time frame.  They’re structured to address an investors capital needs by a specific date (hence “target date” fund).  They’re frequently used by an investor planning for a retirement, but recently have seen growing popularity in other avenues, such as paying for college.  The composition is designed so as to gradually switch to a more conservative trading approach as the target date nears.