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Description:  Four years ago the stock market was in free fall. Since then, it’s regained plenty of altitude. Many people missed out on the rally, though; rather than investing, U.S. households stashed a record $8.6 trillion in cash deposits.

Source: Businessweek.com

Date: Oct 11, 2012

Link:  http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-10-11/stocks-doubled#r=nav-f-graphic

Questions for Discussions:

  • What does this chart tell you about stock and bond ROI over the past four years?
  • What does it suggest about investor psychology?
  • How do you expect investors to behave going forward, knowing that they have missed the gains of the past four years and face low interest bond markets today?

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