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Auto-retirement investing: Will it be enough? Adding an automatic enrollment, allocation and escalation features to retirement savings plans may not be enough as more data will be needed to prove that these strategies help workers boost their nest eggs, writes Charles Rotblut, vice president with the American Association of Individual Investors. While these options are better than plans that have no mechanisms in place to prompt workers to save, "there is some evidence suggesting employees in plans with an auto-enrollment feature are not saving enough," Rotblut writes. The existing data on the effectiveness of target date funds are also not enough to show "how they will perform in turbulent bond market conditions," Rotblut adds. --The Wall Street Journal
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