E*TRADE from Morgan Stanley Study Reveals Education Costs Are a Leading Reason Young Investors Dip Into Retirement Savings
E*TRADE from Morgan Stanley today announced results from the most recent wave of StreetWise, its quarterly tracking study of experienced investors. As graduation season comes to a close, results show the impact education costs have on investors just embarking on their investment journeys:
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"The rise of education costs has been a pervasive challenge, so it's no surprise to see the toll it has taken on young investors," Mike Loewengart, Managing Director of Investment Strategy at E*TRADE from Morgan Stanley. "While drawing down on retirement savings may be tempting when you have a long runway to retirement, young investors lose out on the power of compounding. Further, early withdrawals can come along with penalties, so understanding the magnitude of the decision is critical."
Mr. Loewengart offered additional investing and saving considerations for recent grads:
About the Survey
This wave of the survey was conducted from April 1 to April 11 of 2022 among an online US sample of 913 self-directed active investors who manage at least $10,000 in an online brokerage account. The survey has a margin of error of ±3.20 percent at the 95 percent confidence level. It was fielded and administered by Dynata. The panel is broken into thirds of active (trade more than once a week), swing (trade less than once a week but more than once a month), and passive (trade less than once a month). The panel is 60% male and 40% female, with an even distribution across online brokerages, geographic regions, and age bands. The <34 (Gen Z and Millennial) data set comprises 269 investors between the ages of 18 and 34.
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"Young investors" defined as age 18-34