The powerful rally we've seen in stocks this year still hasn't lit a fire under the retail...

|By:, SA News Editor

The powerful rally we've seen in stocks this year still hasn't lit a fire under the retail investor, with a recent Gallup survey showing that mom and pop have been not been big beneficiaries of the S&P 500'd nearly 18% surge in 2013 to a succession of record highs. Nearly 54% of retail investors told Gallup they've benefited only "a little" or "not at all" from the recent market rally. And they're perfectly OK with that. While missing the big gains, what's more important is that feel that as long as they're not losing money, they're on top.