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Investors Need More Financial IQ

Aaron Levitt Oct 12, 2017


Financial literacy continues to be a big sticking point for most people.

The truth is, most people don’t have the knowledge or the skills needed to understand basic concepts of saving and investing, which is a huge problem facing society today.

While the general perception is that “investors” are more sophisticated than regular “savers,” a new survey shows that the other side has their issues as well. Investors need plenty of remedial courses when it comes to financial literacy. Without gaining such knowledge, we’re all prone to mediocrity.

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Substantial Room for Improvement

Ask any investor how confident they feel about grappling money management topics and they’ll quickly tell you that they have it under control and have a deep knowledge-base on a variety of subjects under the heading “investing.” Unfortunately, that would be a lie. It turns out, investors are pretty clueless about a whole mess of investing topics, from diversification to risk management. Shedding light on the problem is a new survey from mutual fund manager AMG Funds.

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