39% of Americans have no money in the stock market and over 50% say it’s ‘rigged,’ survey finds

Not the American dream. Everything is stacked in favor of the 1 percent:

Investing is the key to building long-term wealth and meeting big financial goals such as retirement. But 39% of adults say they have no money invested in the stock market, according to a new survey from Bankrate that polled more than 2,500 people.

Two of the main issues holding them back: a lack of resources and of knowledge. The first holds back 56% of people who don’t invest and the second 32%. “People who aren’t investing predominantly say it’s because they don’t have the money available to invest, or they don’t understand stocks,” says Greg McBride, chief financial analyst for Bankrate.

Suspicions about the fairness of the system don’t help, either. When asked whether they believe the market is “rigged against individual investors,” more than half of all people surveyed agreed.

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