April 2002
Journal of Financial Planning;Apr2002, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p20
Academic Journal
This section presents statistics on stocks and the stock market in the U.S. Twenty-five percent of surveyed 401 (k) participants anticipate annual stock price increases of 30 to 100 percent a year for the next 20 years. The median annual percentage stock returns forecast for the next 20 years by surveyed participants in 401 (k) plans is 15%. Dollar increase in convertible bonds issued in 2001 over record 2000 year is 66%. Six trillion dollars was lost in stock market wealth in 2001. Thirty-nine percent of 401 (k) plan administrators and consultants believe that employees should hold no more than ten percent in company stock.


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