Investors Exhibit Cautious Optimism about Market Prospects

Five years after the financial crisis, many investors remain wary and risk averse. Nearly half of U.S. investors are negative overall about their financial futures, with worries ranging from "concerned" to "nervous," "pessimistic" and even "depressed." Interestingly enough, financial advisors are adopting a more optimistic outlook than investors—with 59% feeling "positive" about the current investing environment. Americans are split down the middle in feelings about their financial future—concerned and lacking confidence.

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