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This Element is an excerpt from Are You a Stock or a Bond?: Create Your Own Pension Plan for a Secure Financial Future (9780137127375)by Moshe A. Milevsky, Ph.D. Available in print and digital formats.
Learn how to systematically control the risks associated with your retirement–and avoid the massive blunders that millions of Americans are still making.
One of the most egregious behavioral “sins” Professors Richard Thaler and Shlomo Benartzi have identified is the tendency of too many Americans to allocate too much of their 401(k) plan–and even their own investments–to company stock. Even after the notorious cases of Enron and Worldcom, more than 5,000,000 Americans have more than 60% of their retirement savings invested in their own company’s stock....