Fidelity Poll Shows Investors Confident in Continued Market Growth
BOSTON, MA, September 9, 2013 -- Fidelity Investments® today announced the results of a poll of active investors, which found they are confident in the performance of equities and the Standard & Poor's 500SM Index, which nearly 8 out of 10 respondents believe will remain stable or rise more than 100 points to at least 1,758 by year end. Although active investors don't expect to beat the market's anticipated growth, their expected rate of personal return is higher than one year ago, with 73 percent expecting a minimum of six percent.
The poll was taken during a Fidelity Traders Summit in Seattle, WA on Aug. 27, 2013 that included more than 4,000 in-person and webcast attendees who are Fidelity customers. On average, more than 1,200 attendees responded to each poll question, and the majority of the respondents are active investors, trading 36 or more times per year.
Key findings of the poll include:
"When the markets are on the move with influences like global conflicts, rising rates and corporate earnings, it's helpful to take the pulse of experienced investors to understand how they're weathering it and what their expectations are for the future," said Ram Subramaniam, president of Fidelity's retail brokerage business. "It's great to see investors have faith in the markets and plan more equity participation, but to give themselves a better chance of beating the anticipated market growth, they should take full advantage of their brokerage firm's education and tools, as well as consider consulting with a financial professional."
Investors interested in learning more about Fidelity's retail brokerage offering can find information about the broad investment choices, comprehensive research, and advanced trading tools and services at www.fidelity.com/trading. And for the latest perspectives from Fidelity for active traders, visit Fidelity Viewpoints®.
About Fidelity Investments
Fidelity Investments is one of the world's largest providers of financial services, with assets under administration of $4.3 trillion, including managed assets of $1.8 trillion, as of July 31, 2013. Founded in 1946, the firm is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and many other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals and institutions, as well as through 5,000 financial intermediary firms. For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit www.fidelity.com.
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