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According to the Alight Solutions 401(k) IndexTM, the fourth quarter of 2017 saw moderate trading activity among defined contribution plan investors. There were six days of above normal1 trading activity in the quarter—nearly as many as the previous three quarters combined (seven).
Fourth quarter observations:
Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™ statistics for Q4 2017 and year end:
Fourth quarter market observations:
Markets in the fourth quarter showed positive results. Large U.S. equities (represented by the S&P 500 Index), international equities (represented by the MSCI All Country World ex-U.S. Index), and small U.S. equities (represented by the Russell 2000 Index) continued to post positive results in the fourth quarter. U.S. bonds (represented by the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index) had modest returns.
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Learn more about the Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™ here.