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The Dow Jones industrial average rose 25% in 2017 and flirted with crossing 25,000 in the final trading days of the year.
January 19, 2018

Alight Solutions: 401(k) trading activity drops to record low in 2017

A surging stock market and rising popularity of target-date funds pushed 401(k) trading activity to a record low last year.

Past performance is not indicative of future results

Large-cap equity mutual funds showed the lowest persistence among their domestic equity counterparts since 2013. Data from S&P Dow Jones show that of the 444 funds in the top half of the large-cap universe, fewer than 5% remained at the end of September 2017. Multicap funds held on a bit better, with 7.5% remaining from 2013’s original set of 282 funds.

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    The Dow Jones industrial average rose 25% in 2017 and flirted with crossing 25,000 in the final trading days of the year.
    January 19, 2018

    Alight Solutions: 401(k) trading activity drops to record low in 2017

    A surging stock market and rising popularity of target-date funds pushed 401(k) trading activity to a record low last year.

    Past performance is not indicative of future results

    Large-cap equity mutual funds showed the lowest persistence among their domestic equity counterparts since 2013. Data from S&P Dow Jones show that of the 444 funds in the top half of the large-cap universe, fewer than 5% remained at the end of September 2017. Multicap funds held on a bit better, with 7.5% remaining from 2013’s original set of 282 funds.

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