Which Retirement Fund is right for you?
If you were born...
You might consider investing in...
|In 1952 or before||Retirement 2005 Fund, Retirement 2010 Fund, or Retirement 2015 Fund|
|1953–1967||Retirement 2020 Fund, Retirement 2025 Fund, or Retirement 2030 Fund|
|1968–1982||Retirement 2035 Fund, Retirement 2040 Fund, or Retirement 2045 Fund|
|In 1983 or after||Retirement 2050 Fund, Retirement 2055 Fund, Retirement 2060 Fund, or Retirement 2065 Fund|
Note: Depending on your risk tolerance, time horizon, and financial situation, you may consider a Retirement Fund with a different target date.
Pursuing strong, long-term returns for a better retirement: T. Rowe Price Retirement Funds
Each and every T. Rowe Price Retirement Fund with at least 10 years of history has generated a higher balance for investors compared with its corresponding S&P Target Date Index benchmark since launching through June 30, 2021.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. To obtain the most recent month-end performance, visit troweprice.com. Not all investors will obtain these results.
Average annual total return figures include changes in principal value, reinvested dividends, and capital gain distributions.
The T. Rowe Price Retirement 2060 and 2065 Funds were omitted from this analysis because they have less than 10 years of performance history.
^Index performance is for illustrative purposes only and is not indicative of any specific investment. Investors cannot invest directly in an index.
†$100,000 initial investment required.
*S&P Target Date 2045 Index from Fund inception to 5/31/08. S&P Target Date 2050 Index 6/1/08 to 6/30/21.
**S&P Target Date 2045 Index from Fund inception to 5/31/09. S&P Target Date 2050 Index 6/1/09 to 6/30/21.
Why invest in a T. Rowe Price Retirement Fund?
Each fund is made up of other T. Rowe Price mutual funds, allowing you to invest in a broad range of stocks and bonds in one convenient package.
Simple Lifelong Approach
The fund's investment mix automatically adjusts during your working years and throughout retirement, becoming more conservative over time.
You can feel confident knowing your portfolio is managed by dedicated experts who take a hands-on approach to investment management.
Thoughtful Risk Management
Our team has a deep understanding of how to navigate market ups & downs and takes a holistic approach to managing the myriad of risks that can occur over a lifetime of investing.
Lowering our fees to help you achieve more.
When you pay less to invest, you keep more of your money working toward your retirement goals. That’s why, beginning July 1, 2021, we’re reducing fees on our Retirement Funds. Overall, the resulting asset-weighted average fee reduction, based upon assets under management as of March 31, 2021, is 6.3 bps (10.8%) across mutual funds. Specific fee changes vary across products. Learn About New Lower Fees (PDF)
Don't just take our word for it.
Retirement 2005-2060 Funds Investor Class, as of 2/19/21 Morningstar US Fund Target Date category
The principal value of the Retirement Funds is not guaranteed at any time, including at or after the target date, which is the approximate year an investor plans to retire (assumed to be age 65) and likely stop making new investments in the fund. If an investor plans to retire significantly earlier or later than age 65, the funds may not be an appropriate investment even if the investor is retiring on or near the target date. The funds’ allocations among a broad range of underlying T. Rowe Price stock and bond funds will (with the exception of the Retirement Balanced Fund) change over time. The funds (other than the Retirement Balanced Fund) emphasize potential capital appreciation during the early phases of retirement asset accumulation, balance the need for appreciation with the need for income as retirement approaches, and focus on supporting an income stream over a long-term postretirement withdrawal horizon. The funds are not designed for a lump sum redemption at the target date and do not guarantee a particular level of income. The funds maintain a substantial allocation to equities both prior to and after the target date, which can result in greater volatility over shorter time horizons.
*Gold Ratings apply to the Investor Class of the funds as of February 19, 2021. Analyst Ratings for other share classes or other T. Rowe Price target date series may differ. The 2065 vintage has not been rated due to its limited history.
The Morningstar Analyst Rating™ is not a credit or risk rating. It is a subjective evaluation performed by Morningstar’s manager research group, which consists of various Morningstar, Inc. subsidiaries (“Manager Research Group”). In the United States, that subsidiary is Morningstar Research Services LLC, which is registered with and governed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Manager Research Group evaluates funds based on five key pillars, which are process, performance, people, parent, and price. The Manager Research Group uses this five-pillar evaluation to determine how they believe funds are likely to perform relative to a benchmark over the long term on a risk adjusted basis. They consider quantitative and qualitative factors in their research. For actively managed strategies, people and process each receive a 45% weighting in their analysis, while parent receives a 10% weighting. For passive strategies, process receives an 80% weighting, while people and parent each receive a 10% weighting. For both active and passive strategies, performance has no explicit weight as it is incorporated into the analysis of people and process; price at the share-class level (where applicable) is directly subtracted from an expected gross alpha estimate derived from the analysis of the other pillars. The impact of the weighted pillar scores for people, process and parent on the final Analyst Rating is further modified by a measure of the dispersion of historical alphas among relevant peers. For certain peer groups where standard benchmarking is not applicable, primarily peer groups of funds using alternative investment strategies, the modification by alpha dispersion is not used.
The Analyst Rating scale is Gold, Silver, Bronze, Neutral, and Negative. For active funds, a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold, Silver, or Bronze reflects the Manager Research Group’s expectation that an active fund will be able to deliver positive alpha net of fees relative to the standard benchmark index assigned to the Morningstar category. The level of the rating relates to the level of expected positive net alpha relative to Morningstar category peers for active funds. For passive funds, a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold, Silver, or Bronze reflects the Manager Research Group’s expectation that a fund will be able to deliver a higher alpha net of fees than the lesser of the relevant Morningstar category median or 0. The level of the rating relates to the level of expected net alpha relative to Morningstar category peers for passive funds. For certain peer groups where standard benchmarking is not applicable, primarily peer groups of funds using alternative investment strategies, a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold, Silver, or Bronze reflects the Manager Research Group’s expectation that a fund will deliver a weighted pillar score above a predetermined threshold within its peer group. Analyst Ratings ultimately reflect the Manager Research Group’s overall assessment, are overseen by an Analyst Rating Committee, and are continuously monitored and reevaluated at least every 14 months.
The Morningstar Analyst Rating (i) should not be used as the sole basis in evaluating a fund, (ii) involves unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause the Manager Research Group’s expectations not to occur or to differ significantly from what they expected, and (iii) should not be considered an offer or solicitation to buy or sell the fund.
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