56%: Investors who are optimistic about market performance over the next 6 months
Slightly more than half of investors, 56%, say they are optimistic about the market's performance over the next six months according to the recent BlackRock Investor Watch™ Survey. When looking more long term, 24 months out, they are slightly more optimistic, 62%, about the market's prospects. However, as optimistic as they are, the majority of investors are still reluctant to add portfolio risk. 56% indicated that they are staying in a holdin pattern, and about 3 in 10 reported that they are taking on less risk. It seems only a small percentage of investors are moving on from the sidelines: just 14% of investors are actively moving assets into a new allocation strategy.
Source: BlackRock Investor Watch™, Fall 2012
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