Trading among defined contribution plan investors was moderate in October, with three days of above normal trading activity, according to the Alight Solutions 401(k) Index.
On average, 0.014% of balances traded each day. There was a 50/50 split of trading days favoring equities and those favoring fixed income.
Most trading inflows went to international (46%), bond (22%), and large U.S. equity funds (14%), while outflows were primarily from company stock (40%), target-date (34%), and stable value funds (20%).
At the end of October, 67.9% of balances were invested in equities, up from 67.6% at the end of September, and 67.2% of new contributions were invested in equities, up slightly from 67% in September. Target-date funds held the largest percentage of total balances in October (27%) and received the largest percentage of contributions (46%).
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