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The routine 401(k) move that sabotages your savings Forced rollover of 401(k) assets to IRAs are likely to become a fiasco for account holders, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office. Since regulations require the transferred assets to be placed in low-risk investments, account holders are likely to end up with negative returns after IRA providers deduct the fees. Regulators need to change the rules to allow forced transfer IRAs to be invested in target-date funds and help account holders to avoid losses, according to GAO. --MarketWatch

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