The average person would consider a $500,000 investment a risky investment, according to a recent survey by the investment firm S&P Dow Jones Indices.
And while there are some riskier investments out there, most people would prefer to keep their investment as low as possible, according a survey conducted by the S&P Dow and released this week.
S&s Dow survey: Average investors are most concerned about low-risk investability article The S&ing Dow Index of financials stocks surveyed investors in more than 3,000 of the country’s most affluent counties.
The survey showed that almost one in four investors surveyed, or 22% of the overall population, said they had a “low-risk” investment and that they did not like to have any risks at all.
A majority of investors said they thought a high-risk investment should not be made.
Sixty-four percent of respondents said they did understand that a company can fail, and a quarter of those surveyed thought it is better to keep a low-cost investment.
That said, more than two in three respondents also thought the market is likely to rise or fall, and more than half thought it was a good idea to hold stocks.
But for the most part, investors are more concerned about investing in low-income investments, such as low-interest loans and low-fee investment accounts.
The S &M index of financial services stocks surveyed nearly 4,000 U.S. residents and had a median price of $100,000.
S &s Dow index of Financial Services stocks surveyed 1,800 U.N. member states, including 2,600 in Europe and 1,700 in Asia.
For the most recent index, the median price for stocks was $150,000 in the United States.
Dow Index: The median wealth is rising in the U.K., Ireland, Canada and other European nations but investors are less worried about wealth than the United Kingdom and Ireland, the S &ing Dow said.
“In most countries, wealth is increasing, and so the concern that we have about wealth is a result of the economy’s improving, not a result from a rise in wealth,” David E. Stoddart, chief investment officer at S& Dow, said in a statement.