Every year Blackrock conducts a global investor survey. The last edition covers 27,000 responses, 120 in-depth conversations, from US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, UK, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Taiwan.
The most recent, done in 2019 conclude that:
1. 57 % of people are not investing.
2. When people take a step to invest, they create a greater sense of well-being today 43 % more positive about their financial future.
3. That is true regardless of affluence, age, gender, or life stage.
4. Main barriers to investing:
- Investing feels too big: 54 % of non-investors say they do not have enough money to start investing
- I am more interested in achieving short-term goals: 43 % of people are too worried about their financial situation today to think about the future.
- Investing is just for the experts: 64 % of non-investors find information about investing difficult to understand
- I am afraid of losing it all: 27 % of non-investors are afraid of losing everything.
5. The way forward:
- 30 % of non-investors who are not invested want a way to try out investing with a low money commitment.
- 76 % of investors that use a financial advisor report having a positive sense of well-being.
- 41 % of non-investors say they would feel better about their finances if they could better balance their needs today with their needs in the future.
- 61 % of non-investors recognize that their future outlook would be better if they started investing now.
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