Perhaps as a testament to investors taking a more proactive interest in their investments rather than inertia, 39% have changed their portfolio allocations since the market began to decline, Schwab found in a survey. Backing that is the fact that 54% say they have become more knowledgeable about investing in that time.

Thirty-one percent said they now speak with their broker or financial adviser on a regular basis. On the other hand, 36% didn’t know which mutual funds they own.

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