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Investor Optimism Not Yet Translating to Portfolio Action

As optimistic as they are, the majority of investors are still reluctant to add portfolio risk.

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

http://www2.blackrock.com/

Prepared by BlackRock

Delivered courtesy Joel W. Grams, CRPC®, CLTC,

Registered Representative, Financial Planner, 212 Capital Group

38 Main Street Suite 360, Westlake Ohio 44145

(440) 835-4501 Ext 17, jgrams@212capitalgroup.com

The foregoing discussion is general in nature and not intended as specific advice.
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