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The 5 Best Retirement Funds for 2018

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When it comes to investing during your retirement, you need to do a difficult balancing act. Generating sufficient returns is critical because of longer life expectancy, low amounts from Social Security and the rise in the cost of living. In other words, a portfolio must provide income, but it must also have some growth.

As boxer George Foreman once said: “The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, it’s at what income.”

So what should you do?

A good way to achieve your retirement goals is, of course, to focus on mutual funds and exchanged-traded funds. There are thousands available that not only have good track records, but also have low costs. In fact, there are some funds that are geared specifically for those in retirement.


So what are some of the best funds for a retirement portfolio? Here’s a look at five of the best:

Prices and data are from the original InvestorPlace story published on October 18, 2017. Click on ticker-symbol links in each slide for current prices and more.

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