November 2000
Journal of Financial Planning;Nov2000, Vol. 13 Issue 11, p30
Academic Journal
The article provides statistics related to securities industry in the U.S. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, there are about 2000 stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the Amex and the Nasdaq combined in 1962. There are 3,633 mutual funds out of 7,500 tracked by money.com showing negative returns for 200 as of late August. Likewise, the ratio of American adults who think an Internet stock mutual fund or emerging market fund would be better choice for novice investors is 1 is to 5. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a 40 percent increase in financial planners between 1998 and 2008.


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