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Wealth groups' shares of assets, by asset type, 2010

Wealth group Stocks* Stocks not held in retirement accounts** Housing equity Total assets
Bottom 95% 32.9% 20.1% 65.7% 44.8%
80th–<90th percentile 10.9 6.4 19.8 12.4
90th–<95th percentile 13.7 10.1 16.0 12.9
Bottom 80% 8.3 3.5 29.9 19.5
Top 5% 67.1 79.9 34.3 55.2
95th–<99th percentile 32.1 32.5 21.7 24.9
Top 1% 35.0 47.4 12.6 30.4
99th–<99.5th percentile 11.3 13.2 5.0 7.9
99.5th–100th percentile 23.7 34.3 7.7 22.4
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

* Includes direct ownership of stock shares and indirect ownership through mutual funds, trusts, and IRAs, Keogh plans, 401(k) plans, and other retirement accounts
** Includes direct ownership of stock shares and indirect ownership through mutual funds and trusts.

Source: Wolff (2012)

Updated August 20, 2012

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