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Five Years After Crisis, Many Investors Still Shun Risk

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 6:29 AM
Five years after the sweeping economic crisis upended global markets, most investors in the U.S. and worldwide remain risk averse, and hold a sizable percentage of their assets in low- or no-return cash investments, according to the first-ever Global Investor Pulse Survey from BlackRock.

BlackRock Global Investor Pulse Survey: Five Years after Crisis, Many Investors Still Shun Risk | Business Wire
ShorebreakShorebreak2,700 posts since
Apr 6, 2010
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1. Friday, November 1, 2013 - 8:21 AM
"Notably, 58% of people who worked with a financial advisor—whether affluent or not—reported feeling positive about their financial future. Affluent investors were more upbeat, with 72% describing themselves as positive, 78% saying they felt in control of their financial futures, and 81% saying they were confident that they were making the right savings and investment decisions."

Some good information from this poll that is worth repeated readings.  I would comment (on the above findings) that this is not a fair time to do such a survey for those with a financial advisor.  In this positive market climate recently; all investors, with or without financial advisors, are positive and confident. 

Wait till the next bear market, it will be when those with financial advisors complain the most and bail out the quickest.  That is the price to pay to have an advisor rather than DIY.  Those of us without financial advisor, become more resilient after a few bear market torture. 
51hh51hh1,476 posts since
Jan 16, 2010
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