Monday, November 21, 2005

We're all shareholders now

Stock ownership continues to boom in America, according to Half of American Households Own Equities, November 2005, a report from the Investment Company Institute. Some 56.9% of households now own equities, up from 15.9% in 1983 and 40.0% as recently as 1995.

The count includes participants in 401(k) plans, which certainly have been an engine of equity ownership, but according to the report three quarters of those who own shares through an employer's plan own stock outside the plan as well.

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