Most Americans who own stock could be considered part of an elite class. In fact, the chart above shows that 84% of America’s equity is owned by just 10% of Americans.
About half of all Americans own no stock whatsoever, and another third have stock only in a retirement account. That’s unfortunate, as investing is the best way to secure financial independence for you and yours.
A 401(k) is all well and good, but if that’s your only interaction – or a majority of your interaction – with the market, you’re missing out on a potential fortune.