A new study from Fidelity Investments shows 401(k)participants managed to recoup much of their losses from one of theworst market downturns in history. And savers who were consistentover the past decade have actually seen their account balancesincrease by nearly 150 percent.

Average 401(k) account balances ended the year at $64,200, upanother 5.7 percent from the end of the third quarter and up 28percent for the year, according to Fidelity.

"The good news is that many workers, in spite of the economy,chose to save in their 401(k)s throughout 2009, and as the marketsrecovered, so did many Americans' account balances," said JimMacDonald, president of Workplace Investing at FidelityInvestments. "When we took a longer-term view and looked at thepast decade, we found that many participants were able tosignificantly grow their nest egg, despite periods of great marketvolatility."

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