Why auto-pilot investing isn't all it's cracked up to be

New research on target-date retirement funds will have the investment world and retirees in a tizzy.

One of the most appealing concepts in investing can be summed up as 'auto-pilot': the idea that you let someone else do the navigating and guide you to your destination.

But some prominent new research suggests that investors who have put their most important long-term assets on auto-pilot may wind up off-course.

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