Despite the tremendous turbulence in the stock market, few investors are planning to sell their stocks and mutual funds or to curtail or entirely cease contributions to their 401(k), according to a poll from Ipsos/McClatchy. That said, more are paying closer attention to federally insured bank deposits, now that the guarantee has been expanded from $100,000 to $25,000. 

Only 5% had sold stocks in the week of Oct. 7, and only 8% planned to sell stocks or bonds or take money out of a retirement account in the near future. Only 8% had stopped contributing to their 401(k) plan or other retirement account, and only 9% planned to stop such investments in the near future.

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