Stock Surge

A historic stock run is tripling average 401ks.
3:00 | 03/17/13

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The economy now it on the eve of another week for the doubt many baby boomers who bravely -- the roller coaster now seeing retirements finally with a recovery. The Dow just finishing attend a rally and this is where will open in the morning just over 141500. Points. ABC's BI bullet -- -- tonight returning to a couple you met right here on world news it's staying the course work. Really vacations it's what bill and happy Walters lift for. And what they were planning on who they invested in their 401K. But like so many others their -- said took a hard fall in 2008. When we talk to them in January they don't do some good news. -- returner -- crash. And the recovery has been intense. And today parliament days of younger Wallace's January. You know here are probably around 10% loss in a lot of accounts. Their accounts have doubled some tripled since 2009. Which means more family vacations. And they're not alone. With the Dow having its best run in sixteen years. Starting from an environment where people about the US economy was really just done forever. We've now had a wonderful bull market and appear out of nowhere. And although -- -- takes the recession -- -- average for -- cake from a high of just over 67000. Dollars in 2007. To just over 46000. In 2009. But that averages rebounded to more than 77000. In 2012. Experts say that everyday Americans -- the Walters got it right leaving their 401K. Intact riding out the market swings. As painful as that can be would you suggest -- people just not pay attention that number every day. He singled him out for attended -- here for a one case stay in the market long terms -- -- military -- ABC news New York.

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