Introduction to Personal Investing

The Basics

How many individual investors exist in the United States?

It is very difficult to estimate the precise number of individual investors in the United States because so many people invest in the markets in some way: by having retirement funds; buying individual shares of stock in a company; keeping money in a money market fund, which, in turn, invests the money; owning mutual funds; and payment of insurance premiums. All told, there are most likely more than 200 million Americans with some exposure to the financial markets.


This is a web preview of the "The Handy Investing Answer Book" app. Many features only work on your mobile device. If you like what you see, we hope you will consider buying. Get the App