Finding The Right Target Retirement Date ETF For You

Published on June 7, 2013 | Updated February 25, 2014

Target Retirement Date ETFs are the ultimate passive, buy and hold investment strategy. Choosing the right fund simply requires selecting the ETF that corresponds with the investor’s retirement date and holding until expiration. This hands-off approach is designed to slowly shift the fund’s asset allocations with the investor’s changing risk profile, meaning higher risk funds for those just entering the work force as opposed to low risk for those looking to retire soon [see also The Cheapest ETF for Every Investment Objective].

In the interactive chart below, we highlight the historical performances, valuation metrics and fundamentals across the iShares’ lineup of Target Retirement Date ETFs.