Stock market boomerang helps 401(k)s rebound

April 2010
Employee Benefit News;Apr2010, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p34
The article considers the key role of employer communication and action in the continued success of 401(k) plans in the U.S. A Vanguard study found that consistent contributions and the overall increase in stock prices have contributed to the stabilization of 401(k) portfolios in 2009. A research by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) found that the annual growth rate in the portfolios can be credited to investment diversification. Such portfolios are said to be affected by demographics.


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