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November was a more typical month for trading activity among 401(k) investors according to Alight Solutions 401(k) IndexTM. The month had three days of above-normal1 trading activity—down from five in October, but up from the summer lull when there were no above-normal days from July through September.
The Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™ statistics for the month of November 2018:
Inflows and outflows during the month:
Asset classes with most trading inflows in November
November investment portfolios:
November market observations
After a volatile October, the capital markets provided positive returns in November. Large-Cap U.S. equities (represented by the S&P 500 Index) were up 2.0% and Small-Cap U.S. equities (represented by the Russell 2000 Index) were up 1.6%. International equities (represented by the MSCI ACWI ex-US Index) were up 1.0% and the U.S. Bond market (represented by the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index) was up 0.6%.
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A “normal” level of relative transfer activity is when the net daily movement of participants’ balances as a percent of total 401(k) balances within the Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™ equals between 0.3 times and 1.5 times the average daily net activity of the preceding 12 months. A “high” relative transfer activity day is when the net daily movement exceeds two times the average daily net activity. A “moderate” relative transfer activity day is when the net daily movement is between 1.5 and two times the average daily net activity of the preceding 12 months.
Target date funds also include the amounts in target risk funds. The amount in the target risk funds is less than 10% of the total.