BULLS & BEARS: Investors' actions mean lower investment returns

Have you been an investor in stocks for 20 years? Since the demographics of this paper show that the average subscriber has household income of more than $220,000 and is 48 years old, the answer is probably, "yes." Over 20 years, the S&P 500 has returned 10.3 percent per year, which means that $40,000 invested in stocks in 1984 would now be worth $280,000. The problem, though, is the market returned 10 percent, but Average Joe Investor only earned 7.9...

 

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