Investor goals haven't changed. People still want to retire at some point and be able to afford their chosen lifestyle. They still want their children to graduate from college without a mountain of debt lurking on the other side of a degree.
The 2013 Franklin Templeton Investor Sentiment Survey shows more investor optimism and a clearer perception of how recent markets have actually performed.1 Still, many investors remain overweight in assets perceived to be safe but may be putting long-term goals in jeopardy. We believe now is the time to reassess current strategies and work with a trusted advisor to ensure you stay on track to reach your goals.
We believe an important part of the solution for investors involves an appropriate allocation to equities.
1. Source: 2013 Franklin Templeton Global Investor Sentiment Survey: conducted in partnership with ORC International. It includes 501 online responses from participants age 25 and older in the U.S. from January 14, 2013, to January 25, 2013.
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The Franklin Templeton 2013 Investor Sentiment Survey was conducted by ORC International and presents the findings of an online survey conducted among 501 U.S. investors. It was part of a larger 19 country survey. The participants for the U.S. survey were at least 25 years of age with minimum investable assets of $25,000.
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