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Capital Markets Outlook | Fixed Income Outlook
Headlines you need to know this week — November 30, 2021
Investors are more bearish about markets Investors were more bearish about the stock market in a recent AAII Investor Sentiment Survey (November 24, 2021). Those reporting a bearish sentiment — the belief that stock prices will fall in the next six months — increased by 8.5 percentage points to 35.7%. Respondents reporting a bullish sentiment — that stock prices would increase in the next six months — fell 5.0 percentage points to 33.8% from the previous survey. The neutral responses declined by 3.4 percentage points 30.5%.
Investors with advisors report more knowledge A recent survey found more investors working with financial advisors said they have intermediate or advanced financial knowledge than those without an advisor. Among respondents, 49% of individuals who have never worked with a financial advisor reported they had no working knowledge of investing or personal finance. Only 7% of those working with an advisor said they had no knowledge of investment or finance. The survey also found 43% of women reported no working financial knowledge compared with 29% of men. And 41% of Baby Boomers cited no working financial knowledge compared with 33% of Gen Xers and 32% of Millennials.
Retirees are spending more than usual According to a recent study, retirees are spending more than they have in the past. The study found from 2016 to 2019 the income replacement needs of individuals who earned $70,000 pre-retirement rose to 92% from 80% of income. The data was adjusted for inflation. Researchers noted the levels of income replacement had been climbing slowly for several years. In addition, the study found 42% of participants in 401(k) plans kept their money in the plan for three years after retirement.
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