How Many Americans own Stocks?
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According to Gallup, 58% of Americans have money invested in the stock market. Between 2001 and 2008, American stock ownership averaged 62%. That figure fell during the 2008 Financial Crisis and has not yet recovered.

2022 U.S. Ownership Stats:

Households earning $100K or more: 89%
Households earning $40,000 to $99,999: 61%
Households earning less than $40,000: 25%

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Eric Messenger's avatar
That makes sense. When I couldn’t afford food or car insurance making $25k with 2 kids, I wasn’t worried about buying stocks🤷‍♂️
Ben's avatar
I wonder how this compares to other times in history. I would guess higher today than previous periods
Rihard Jarc's avatar
Interesting how 2013 and 2016 seem to be the lowest levels in the last years.
Tyler P's avatar
“Self directed” 401k might be pushing this number lower than it actual is. Many folks are invested in stocks and just don’t know it.