Risk tolerance in the younger U.S. mutual fund investor set has returned to the level seen before the financial crisis of 2008, according to research from the Investment Company Institute.
Specifically, the ICI found that in
“Willingness to take financial risk is strongly affected by age, but has also varied over time within age groups,” stated Sarah Holden, ICI Senior Director of
ICI’s annual survey also reported that in 2012, an estimated 53.8 million, or 44.4% of U.S. households, representing more than 90 million individual investors owned mutual funds. Another 3.4 million households reported owning exchange-traded funds and 1.9 million households reported owning closed-end funds in 2012.
Other survey findings for 2012 include:
ICI’s 2012 Annual
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