AUDIO: Many Investors Fear the Market More Than Death

by Alyssa Oursler | July 25, 2013 6:15 am

If you’re scared of jumping into the stock market, you’re not alone. A recent study from Nationwide[1] showed that investors of all stages of life aren’t just skittish about the market, but they often fear diving into stocks more than diving from the sky.

In fact, they even fear it more than death.

youngInvestorsB.png[2]A few highlights of the study, which surveyed 800 investors from various age groups:

I had a chance to chat with Mike Spangler — the Nationwide Funds Group president — about the overwhelming fear investors feel. His take: Most folks are still feeling the hangover from the crash of 2008, are turned off by market volatility and geopolitical unrest … all while they are increasingly on their own when it comes to money management.

Listen to the full podcast above, and let us know what your biggest investing fears are in the comments section below.

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