Aug 14, 2022

Question of the Day: What percent of 18-29 year olds are investing in the stock market?

See what percent of Gen Z has started investing...

Answer: 41%



  • When do you think you will start investing in the stock market? Explain your answer.
  • Based on the value of their investments, do you think that those under 30 years are well prepared when it comes to saving for retirement?
  • Why do you think a higher percentage of those over 30 years old invest in the market compared to those under 30?

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Behind the numbers -

"Gallup finds 58% of Americans reporting that they own stock, based on its April Economy and Personal Finance survey. This is slightly higher than the 56% measured in 2021 and 55% measured in 2020 but is not a statistically meaningful increase.

Stock ownership was more common from 2001 to 2008 when an average 62% of U.S. adults said they owned stock -- but it fell after the 2007-2009 recession and has not fully rebounded."



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About the Author

Mason Butts

After graduating from UCLA with a Master's in Education, Mason spent 5 years as a science educator in a South Los Angeles public high school. He is committed to supporting the holistic growth of all students and empowering them to live a life of relational, academic, and financial success. Now settled in the Bay Area, Mason enjoys facilitating professional developments and partnering with educators as they prepare students for a bright financial future. When Mason is not building curriculum or planning a training, he can be found cycling, trying new foods, and exploring the outdoors.

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