Nationwide Financial performed an interesting survey between March 26 and April 3 of this year. Nationwide polled almost 800 investors (all over age 18) with $100,000 or more of investable assets regarding their fears – and then compared the level of typical human fears with those fears that are specifically related to investing.
The results of the study were released recently and reveal a telling level of financial and investment fear. The title of the study is “Fear of Financial Planning Study”. Take a look at the findings in today's "List" -- ranked in order from those items feared the least to those investors fear the most: