A new Gallup poll finds that Americans holding individual stocks, stock mutual funds, or stocks...

|By:, SA News Editor

A new Gallup poll finds that Americans holding individual stocks, stock mutual funds, or stocks in their 401(k) or IRA falls to 54%, the lowest level since Gallup began regularly monitoring stock ownership in 1999. Real estate is viewed as the best long-term investment by 33% of respondents, vs. 24% for stocks, 24% for savings accounts/CDs, 12% for bonds.