Best Mutual Funds: Top Performing Retirement Income Funds

NerdWallet examined all 7,000+ mutual funds that were in existence for the full decade ending December 31, 2012.  Below are the top performing retirement income funds of that ten year time period.  Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

Fund Name Symbol Annual Return Annual Volatility Assets Under Management Expense Ratio
T. Rowe Price Retirement Income TRRIX 5.33% 9%  2,892,268,732 0.57%
BlackRock LifePath Retirement STLAX 4.04% 7%  591,042,316 0.77%
DWS LifeCompass Retirement SUCAX 4.01% 9%  85,011,995 0.62%
American Beacon Retirement Income & Appreciation ABACX 3.97% 12%  169,527,049 1.97%
Fidelity Freedom Income FFFAX 3.70% 5%  2,253,710,834 0.75%
Allianz Glbl Inv Solutions Retirement Income AGRAX 2.59% 21%  29,609,519 0.46%

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