The current economic climate has curbed many investors’ appetites for risk, according to a new survey.
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NYSE: AMTD), Omaha, Neb., released this finding in a survey of 1,035 investors who have at least $10,000 in investable assets and own securities in brokerage accounts. Conducted by Research Now, London, U.K., the survey polled investors to learn their views on economic conditions and market outlook.
When asked what changes they made to the way they’ve invested in the markets over the past six months, 34% of investors surveyed said they had taken on less risk. That’s compared to 22% who answered the same just three months ago.
Looking ahead to the next three months, nearly half (47%) of investors said their outlook for investing conditions in the U.S. stock market is “optimistic,” compared to 66% who said the same back in April.
When asked what they would have done differently before the recession of 2008-2009, many survey respondents said they would have changed the way they managed their money. Specifically: