50%: That’s the share of their stimulus checks that half of American 25- to 34-year-olds are planning to spend on stocks, according to survey data cited by Markets Insider. The survey, conducted by Deutsche Bank Research, found that this age group has more aggressive equity plans for any stimulus funds than either older or younger investors — but that significant chunks of every age bracket are eyeing stocks as a place to park at least some of this new cash.
As the Covid-19 pandemic brings the U.S. economy to a standstill, a severe drop in consumer demand is putting vast numbers of businesses at risk of bankruptcy, and millions of employees at risk of losing their jobs. With the U.S. government preparing to spend up to $2 trillion to help workers and shore up businesses, a key question remains: Which interventions will be most effective?
Unfortunately, traditional stimulus measures are unlikely to solve this problem alone. Such measures, including interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve, or stimulus checks mailed to U.S. households by the Treasury, seek to fight a…
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