Yet another article has been published on how target-date funds are eschewing their reputation for being too conservative and are taking on more risk.

A number of target-date funds are investing in real estate investment trusts, emerging markets stocks, inflation protected securities and other alternative asset classes, The Wall Street Journal reports. The thinking is that in and of themselves such investments can be risky, but as part of a well-diversified portfolio, they can offer investors opportunities for upside when various segments of the market are suffering.

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