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Protect Your Nest Egg: Reblance Your 401(k) to avoid risk
A roaring stock market is generally a positive for investors, but Wall Street's robust performance may actually be having an adverse effect on some Americans' 401(k)s.
A second-quarter analysis by Fidelity Investments of its 13 million 401(k) accounts found that 27% of account holders in their mid- to late-50s had a stock allocation that was 10% higher than what's recommended.
Another 10% of those in that age group, along with 11% of account holders 50 to 54, had a 401(k) that was completely invested in stocks. If the market takes a plunge, that's a potentially perilous scenario for those on the cusp of retirement.
"That's concerning, especially at that age,'' says Jeanne Thompson, vice president at Fidelity Investments. "You want to make sure you have a little more balance, that you hold a little bit in bonds (and cash) ... so you don't lose your whole nest egg, or much of it, in one swoop.''