55% of Americans hold stocks in some form

Just came across this interesting Gallup study which shows that 55% of Americans have invested in stocks in some form. This cam be directly, mutual funds, ETFs, 401Ks, and other retirement accounts.

Comparitively, there are just 89 lakh active demat accounts in India and just 2 crore unique mutual fund investors.


5 crore active EPF subscribers. Only 15% of incremental corpus is invested in ETFs. EPF is basically debt. No matter, how you look at this, it’s a joke.

They seems very eager to buy some value papers from some some other countries which will give guaranteed income of yearly ten to fifteen percents which is crazy money for most americans who keep them in fixed deposits and some other stocks.