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Today only 34% of people under age 35 say they're willing to take substantial or above-average risks in their portfolios, down from 48% in 2005, according to the Investment Company Institute.
The consequence, many experts fear, is that these young adults, mired for a lifetime in low- to no-growth investments, won't amass enough savings to see them comfortably through retirement -- let alone buy a house, put their kids through college, and enjoy a few of life's pleasures along the way.
That's especially true given the challenges this generation faces: They probably won't have pensions and will get reduced Social Security benefits, yet they'll have to make their money last longer than their parents and grandparents did.
So in other words: Give us all of your money so we can sell our stocks, crash the market, and make you broke.
So their choices are: Let wall street take all their money or keep their money at home or in a bank where it looses value because inflation is higher than the interest.
Originally posted by thewholepicture
Well right now they do have a small window of time where they can still invest in physical silver. but I will emphasize small because I think the gold and silver bubble is about to burst.