Best Retirement Income Mutual Funds 2015

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Find best retirement income mutual funds 2015 for the past 5 years. Top balanced funds are TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Retirement Income Fund, Vanguard Target Retirement Income Fund, etc.

Top Performing Retirement Income Funds

Retirement income mutual funds invest mainly in a mix of stocks, bonds, and cash. These funds are popular for people already in or entering retirement. The fund managers tend to manage the funds with a conservative asset allocation strategy. The fund objective is to provide steady income throughout retirement.

From this best performing funds list, you may find each individual fund review. The fund is sorted based on its past 5 year performance (up to April 2015). Whether it is for your brokerage account or retirement account or 401k plan, you need to find the right fund for your long term plan. You can find the fund performance, expense ratio, and yield or dividend from the table below.

Best retirement income mutual funds 2015 are:
    Retirement Income Mutual Funds
  1. American Century One Choice In Retirement Portfolio Fund (ARTOX)
  2. TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Retirement Income Fund (TLRRX)
  3. Vanguard Target Retirement Income Fund (VTINX)
  4. JPMorgan SmartRetirement Income Fund (JSRAX)
  5. BlackRock LifePath Retirement Portfolio Investor A (STLAX)
  6. Principal LifeTime Strategic Income Fund (PALTX)
  7. State Farm LifePath Retirement Fund (SLRAX)
  8. Harbor Target Retirement Income Fund (HARCX)
  9. MFS Lifetime Income Fund (MLLAX)

American Century One Choice In Retirement Portfolio Fund

American Century One Choice In Retirement Portfolio Fund invests mainly in other American Century mutual funds. The fund usually has a mix of 45% of its assets in stock funds, 45% of its assets in bond funds, and 10% of its assets in money market funds. The fund expense fee is only 0.76%. It has $2 billion of assets.

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Morningstar has ranked this mutual fund with 5 star and bronze rating. For the past 5 year, it has an annualized return of 7.60%. This fund of fund has a yield of 2.14%.

TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Retirement Income Fund

This TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Retirement Income Fund has assets of $357 million. This target date fund will invest 40.00% of the fund’s assets to equity underlying funds and 60.00% of its assets to fixed-income underlying funds. The current yield is 2.40%. Its expense fee is 0.63%.

This best retirement income mutual fund has returned 7.84% over the past 3 year, and 7.39% over the past 5 year. This fund is ranked with 5 star and bronze rating by Morningstar.

Vanguard Target Retirement Income Fund

This Vanguard Target Retirement Income Fund has $11.74 billion of assets. This Vanguard fund utilizes its assets to purchase other Vanguard mutual funds according to an asset allocation strategy designed for investors currently in retirement. The current yield is 1.79%.

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This top retirement income mutual fund has returned 6.66% over the past 1 year, and 5.69% over the past decade. The past 3 years performance is as follows:
  • Year 2015: 1.75% (YTD)
  • Year 2014: 5.54%
  • Year 2013: 5.87%
  • Year 2012: 8.23%

Top Retirement Income Funds Performance


NoFund NameTicker5 Year Return %
1American Century One Choice In Retirement Portfolio Investor ClassARTOX 7.62
2TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Retirement Income Fund Retail ClassTLRRX7.34
3Vanguard Target Retirement Income Fund Investor SharesVTINX6.58
4JPMorgan SmartRetirement Income Fund Class A SharesJSRAX6.54
5BlackRock LifePath Retirement Portfolio Investor A SharesSTLAX5.99
6Principal LifeTime Strategic Income Fund Class APALTX5.91
7State Farm LifePath Retirement Fund Class ASLRAX5.88
8Harbor Target Retirement Income Fund Investor ClassHARCX5.87
9MFS Lifetime Income Fund Class AMLLAX5.75

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