HUNT VALLEY, Md. (TheStreet) -- Your 401(k) account probably contains 10 to 20 investment choices. In that group, there are likely five or more lifestyle or target date funds, which really are not specific investment options. A lifestyle or target date fund is one that manages the employees' money between stocks, bonds and cash based on the age of the participant. The closer participants are to retirement, the more they will be in bonds and cash. The younger participants are, the more funds are invested in equities.The other funds offered in a 401(k) normally are a mix of large cap, midcap and small cap, bonds and international funds. The reason for this small, diverse group of funds is to allow people to create an asset allocation model based on the efficient market theory -- which is blatantly false.
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