Fewer Americans Investing in Stock market


The proportion of American households invested in domestic stocks in 2011, down from a high of 53% a decade earlier, according to the Investment Company Institute. The findings reflect a movement away from stocks after decades of rising participation in the market by small investors.

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  • Shorebreak
    June 18, 2012 - 4:03 am | Permalink

    Because the markets are a rigged casino game for the wealthiest. “In terms of types of financial wealth, the top one percent of households have 38.3% of all privately held stock, 60.6% of financial securities, and 62.4% of business equity. The top 10% have 80% to 90% of stocks, bonds, trust funds, and business equity, and over 75% of non-home real estate. Since financial wealth is what counts as far as the control of income-producing assets, we can say that just 10% of the people own the United States of America.”

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