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Half of Americans Sit on Stock Market Sidelines

September 6, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Investment Weekly News -- The stock market might have rebounded since the financial crisis, but according to the latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index() survey, many Americans are still wary of investing or simply unable to get started. Just over half of Americans (51 percent) say they do not invest in the stock or bond markets in any way.

For those that do not invest, 56 percent say not having enough money is the biggest obstacle. Americans also cite distrust of the stock and bond markets (12 percent) and not knowing how to get started (11 percent) as prominent barriers.

Of the 45 percent who invest, they're focused on the future and are diligent about regularly checking their investments.

-- An overwhelming majority (88 percent) invest to improve their long-term

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Source: Investment Weekly News


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