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What's keeping investors out of stocks?

A bias against loss may be part of the reason investors are avoiding equities.

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Investing involves risk, including risk of loss.
Stock markets, especially foreign markets, are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Investment decisions should be based on an individual’s own goals, time horizon, and tolerance for risk.
Tversky, A., D. Kahneman. “Advances in Prospect Theory: Cumulative Representation of Uncertainty.” Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 5.4 (1992): pp. 297-323.
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