The stock-owning Americans include anyone that has money invested in pension funds, 401(k) retirement plans, IRAs, mutual funds, ETFs or those owning individual stocks like Apple (,Tech30), Ford ( ) and Tesla ( ).
The low number is an alarming trend for America’s financial future.
The U.S. stock market is in the midst of one of its longest surges in history. The popular S&P 500 Index, which tracks the 500 biggest and most well known publicly traded America companies, has risen over 200% since it bottomed out in March of 2009.
Find out more about the trend of Americans and stock ownership at CNN Money.
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