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One way to get your 401(k) investment mix right More 401(k) participants are holding balanced funds or target-date funds to have a good mix of investments in their portfolio, according to this article on Forbes. Investors are better off having target-date funds than balanced funds in the long term, as TDFs provide broader diversification across several unrelated markets and focus on minimizing risk. For most people, this auto-pilot approach should avoid trouble. However, TDFs could be more expensive and are unsuitable for those who want to raise their stock allocation over the years.

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