Magazine article Medical Economics

Most Are Neophytes, but in a Bear Market That's Good

Magazine article Medical Economics

Most Are Neophytes, but in a Bear Market That's Good

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The next time a bear market takes hold, its course may be less predictable than that of any bear market that's gone before. Why? In years past, most investors knew to be wary, because they'd taken personal beatings from earlier declines. Now, that's no longer the case: About half of all stockholders haven't owned stocks long enough to have experienced a bear market. A recent survey found that about 43 percent of adults own stocks today compared with 21 percent in 1990, the date of the last major downturn.

Some other results of the survey, which was conducted in January by Peter D. Hart Research Associates on behalf of The NASDAQ Stock Market:

* 40 percent of today's investors own shares of mutual funds compared with 13 percent in 1990.

* 88 percent of investors own shares in one or more mutual funds vs. only 60 percent nearly seven years ago, and almost 70 percent of fund shareholders who responded to the question said their holdings exceed $10,000. …

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