More than half of all U.S. investors in stocks, bonds and real estate are now diversified and actively investing, according to the Federal Reserve.
That’s up from just under half a decade ago, when the share of U.s. investors who were diversified dropped from 50 percent to just over 40 percent, according the Fed’s survey.
“It’s certainly good news for investors who are more risk-averse,” said Mark Zandi, chief U.K. economist at Moody’s Analytics.
“I think the fact that the share is up and the size is up is a good sign.”
Investors who invest in companies with positive outlooks are the most likely to gain, according a recent study by Moody’s Investors Service.
The survey also found that investors who have a portfolio of at least five years’ worth of investment performance data, as well as recent performance data such as price/earnings, are most likely have diversified holdings.
The Fed survey also finds that the most active investors are among those who hold stocks with higher average return, according with Moody’s data.
The top 10 percent of active investors, meanwhile, hold about 12 percent of all stocks and 15 percent of the most valuable U.N. debt.
The most common types of investments for active investors include stocks, real estate, bonds, commodities and mutual funds.
Investors who do not hold any stocks are most often involved in equities, the Fed survey said.
But the survey also suggests that investors are more active in real estate than other types of investment.
The top 10% of active U.A. investors own an average of 17 percent of UA assets, the survey found.
Among the top 20 percent, the average holdings of active-invested U.
As are a little less than 8 percent.