Participants Say They'll Stay the Course

December 11, 2001 ( -More than two-thirds of active 401(k) investors (71%) say they plan to maintain their current investment strategy, according to a new Fidelity survey.

Roughly a third see a buying opportunity in the recent market downturn, saying they will increase their current 401(k) contribution amounts.

The Fidelity survey also found that two-thirds (67%) of the 401(k) investors who called in plan to keep the percent of their assets invested in equities the same, while 22% plan to increase their commitment to stocks.

The survey was based on interviews with 370 plan participants who called Fidelity phone representatives from October 11 to November 5.

– Nevin Adams