What's on Investors' Minds?
U.S. investors don’t appear too concerned about housing market troubles. The falling U.S. dollar is their No. 1 worry, cited by 43 percent of those polled, according to a recent investor survey conducted by Weiss Research’s MoneyandMarkets.com. Concerns about the mortgage and housing markets came in a distant fifth (8.1 percent).
Among more than 2,325 investors voluntarily responding to the poll, 43 percent ranked the dollar decline as their single most serious concern. The fear of a recession or depression was a distant second, cited as a primary concern by only 20.8 percent of the respondents. Ranked third and fourth were terrorist threats, wars or future geopolitical crises (10.5 percent) and inflation (10.2 percent).