Benefits and Compensation

IRA Stock Equity Allocations Are On the Rise

According to new research conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), owners of individual retirement accounts (IRAs) increased their stock equity allocations in 2013—the most recent year for which data are available—as compared with the three years prior.

The EBRI IRA Database tracks individual data for nearly 26 million IRA accounts on both a calendar-year basis and over time. Why the increase in stock equity holdings?

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