Charles Schwab Reports 45% Of Younger Population Wants Crypto In 401(k)s

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A survey conducted by Charles Schwab revealed that nearly half of Gen Z and Millennials want crypto investments as part of their retirement plans.

The online survey included 1,100 participants who have worked for a company with more than 25 employees and invested in Charles Schwab’s 401 (k) retirement plans.

The results disclosed that 47% of Millennials and 43% of Gen Z are already investing in crypto. Moreover, 46% of Gen Z and 45% of Millennials “wish” they could include crypto holdings in their 401 (k). 

Meanwhile, 31% of Gen X and 11% of Boomers want crypto assets as part of their retirement funds. All generations consider inflation to be the top retirement obstacle.



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The news came as the interest in crypto exposure for 401 (k)s is on the rise. Last month, US legislators introduced a bill to include crypto investments in retirement plans, with Senator Pat Toomey adding,

“With inflation at record highs, a stock market downturn, and a potential recession on the horizon, many Americans are rightfully concerned about their financial future.”

Currently, Charles Schwab allows users to invest in crypto via coin trusts, crypto-based ETFs and stocks, and Bitcoin futures. However, the asset manager does not support cryptocurrency deposits.

In April, Fidelity Investments announced its plans to launch a Digital Assets Account (DAA) for 23K clients. This custom-plan account will feature Bitcoin and short-term instruments.

Written by
Ayush Pande

A survey conducted by Charles Schwab revealed that nearly half of Gen Z and Millennials want crypto investments as part of their retirement plans.

The online survey included 1,100 participants who have worked for a company with more than 25 employees and invested in Charles Schwab’s 401 (k) retirement plans.

The results disclosed that 47% of Millennials and 43% of Gen Z are already investing in crypto. Moreover, 46% of Gen Z and 45% of Millennials “wish” they could include crypto holdings in their 401 (k). 

Meanwhile, 31% of Gen X and 11% of Boomers want crypto assets as part of their retirement funds. All generations consider inflation to be the top retirement obstacle.



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The news came as the interest in crypto exposure for 401 (k)s is on the rise. Last month, US legislators introduced a bill to include crypto investments in retirement plans, with Senator Pat Toomey adding,

“With inflation at record highs, a stock market downturn, and a potential recession on the horizon, many Americans are rightfully concerned about their financial future.”

Currently, Charles Schwab allows users to invest in crypto via coin trusts, crypto-based ETFs and stocks, and Bitcoin futures. However, the asset manager does not support cryptocurrency deposits.

In April, Fidelity Investments announced its plans to launch a Digital Assets Account (DAA) for 23K clients. This custom-plan account will feature Bitcoin and short-term instruments.

Written by
Ayush Pande