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Investment was once something thought of as what rich people do. Today, investing plays a key role in the financial well-being of millions of Americans. The Securities Industry Association (now the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association - SIFMA) has stated, “the growth in individual investor participation has risen from 30.2 million U.S. shareowners in 1980 to 84.3 million in 2002.” According to a survey published by the Investment Company Institute and the Securities Industry Association, the latter figure encompasses 49.5 percent of U.S. households. Directly investing in stocks, investing in mutual funds and participation in 401K and Roth IRA retirement plans are the most popular methods of stock investing for individual investors.

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Authored by Kenneth L. Anderson.  Original article published 2 March 2006, updated 29 March 2009.

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