U.S. households held $10.7 trillion in retirement assets at the end of 2010, according to a pair of retirement industry analysts who culled information from the Federal Reserve’s Flow of Funds report and U.S. Census data. This is just above the previous high of $10.5 trillion reached in 2007, and a big climb from the $2.4 trillion loss in retirement assets in the crash of 2008, when these assets fell to $8.1 trillion.
Total U.S. household investable assets totaled $30.2 trillion at year-end, with $19.5 trillion of that money in taxable assets, according to Hearts & Wallets LLC, a retirement market research firm formed by Chris L. Brown of Sway Research and Laura Varas of Mast Hill Consulting.
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