According to a 2019 Gallup news poll 55% of Americans reported that they own shares of stocks. Although that’s still a majority of citizens we should note that that’s still a significant decline in participation from the reported 62% of Americans that owned stock during 2001-2008 (before the recession hit). However, despite historic highs it seems interesting that participation in the stock market has yet to bounce back.

Unfortunately, there are plenty of reasons to list why individuals stay away from the stock market however for those of you that are interested in learning about the market here is a video that explains how stocks/shares work.

Despite it’s volatility the stock market is an easy way to “make your money work for you”. By understanding how shares work you can eliminate the fear of investing and invest more wisely.

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