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Answers to Your Target-Date Fund Questions

As assets in target-date mutual funds approach $1 trillion, we tackle common investor questions in our annual landscape report.

Morningstar recently released its annual report on target-date funds, which continue to gain steam as an all-in-one investment for workers who are saving for retirement. The funds' clear outlook for growth has resulted in an ever-changing landscape, as target-date managers vie for market share by attempting to set themselves apart from one another.

This year's report highlights the major trends and developments in the target-date fund space by addressing some of the questions most frequently asked by investors, investment consultants, and the like. Here's just a sampling of the 20-plus questions covered in the report. The questions below come mainly from the "Assets, Flows, and the Competitive Landscape" section of the report.