Balances in selfdirected 401(k) accounts up 19% last year: Schwab

The average account balances in self-directed brokerage accounts within retirement plans such as 401(k)s held at Charles Schwab & Co. grew by 19% in 2019, to $294,105.

Asset allocation in those accounts remained largely the same over last year, according to a recent company report, with participants holding the largest portion of their assets in the form of mutual funds (37%), followed by equities (29%), exchange-traded funds (19%), cash (12%) and fixed income (3%).

Information technology dominated equity sector holdings (27%), with Apple continuing as the top overall equity holding, at 11%. The other equity holdings in the top five include Amazon (5.5%), Microsoft (2.6%), Berkshire Hathaway (2.4%) and Facebook (1.6%).

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