How Is the Financial Crisis Affecting Retirement Savings?

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How Is the Financial Crisis Affecting Retirement Savings?

August 2009, Update
September 9, 2009

Abstract

The stock market lost 56 percent of its value between September 30, 2007, and March 9, 2009. These
losses reduced the retirement savings of American households. Recently, however, a good portion of
these losses has been reversed. Equities gained 53 percent between March 9, 2009 and August 31, 2009.

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