The market has continued to rise, with the Dow closing above 13,000 recently for the first time since May 2008. But individual investors have been remaining on the sidelines, according to this Boston Globe article. Experts say this is because investors are nervous about the market, and who can blame the Main Street investors? Many individual investors are fatigued from the market volatility in recent years. But the benefits of stock ownership haven’t changed, and equities remain the best vehicle for long-term returns. Investors need to be persistent and continue to take advantage of opportunities to own high-quality stocks at reasonable prices.
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