If you've thought about investing in the stock market, but just the idea makes you nervous.. you're not alone. As of today, only 54 percent of U.S adults own stocks. This behavior has been influenced by the recent economic recession from 2007-2009, a fearful and painful time that has caused a decline in the stock market.
With that said, it wouldn't be a surprise to know that after this crisis, people's views of stocks has fundamentally changed. If this sounds like you, here we provide some suggestions for overcoming these concerns: