The Federal Reserve says household net worth increased
Checking account balances, pensions plan assets and retirement savings, such as 401(k)s, also rose.
The Fed's figures aren't adjusted for population growth or inflation. And the wealth is flowing mainly to affluent Americans: Roughly 10 percent of households own about 80 percent of stocks.
Since the first quarter ended, stock and home prices have risen further, boosting household wealth even higher.
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