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Which fund should I go with?

I've been employed at my job for 6 months now at a national retail chain, and they are giving me the option to opt in a 401k now. I have a choice to do a roth 401k, and not sure which fund to invest in. The options given are: BlackRock LifePath 2050 retirement fund, JPMorgan Stable Value Fund, BlackRock U.S. Debt Index Fund, BlackRock Balanced Fund, Dodge and Cox Stock Fund, Rainier Large Cap Growth Fund, CRM mid cap value fund, and Times Square Mid Cap Strategy Fund. I'm new at this so do you have any recommendations or have heard any good news about any of these funds? Thanks

Asked By: Paul C - 2/29/2012
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I would choose either of the blackrock funds - lifepath 2050, or the balanced fund. Then do some reading about investments. Investing for Dummies by Eric Tyson is a good primer. Nobody cares more about your money than you do!!
Answered By: exactduke - 3/1/2012
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Large Caps are going to show some growth with market uncertainty in the next few years. A growth fund has the best chance for market appreciation out of the funds listed.
Answered By: Not - 2/29/2012
 
well i am not really familar with these paticular funds, but generally speaking the large cap growth fund, and balanced fund would tend to be stable type funds.and stable value fund. should be good too.your mid cap funds have more risk but can get good returns in the long run.they are good to be in but in lower... More
Answered By: Paul - 3/2/2012
 
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