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Share of households owning stock, 1989–2010*

1989 1998 2001 2007 2010
Any stock holdings (total) 31.7% 48.2% 51.9% 49.1% 46.9%
Stocks not held in retirement accounts 20.1 28.3 31.5 26.0 21.7
Stocks held in retirement accounts 19.5 26.0 41.4 40.2 40.0
Stock holdings of $10,000 or more (2010 dollars) 26.3% 30.1% 37.8% 32.4% 31.1%
Stocks not held in retirement accounts 16.1 20.3 22.0 17.6 14.3
Stocks held in retirement accounts 15.9 15.0 28.4 24.2 25.3

* Percentages in this table are shares of all U.S. households.

Source: Wolff (2012)

Updated August 22, 2012

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