Stocks

The wealthiest 10% of Americans own a record 89% of all U.S. stocks

What this translates to is the wealthiest 10% owning a huge stake in the US economy.

The top 1% gained more than $6.5 trillion in corporate equities and mutual fund wealth during the Covid-19 pandemic, while the bottom 90% added $1.2 trillion, according to the latest data from the Federal Reserve. The share of corporate equities and mutual funds owned by the top 10% reached the record high in the second quarter, while the bottom 90% of Americans held about 11% of stocks, down from 12% before the pandemic.

“Many of the younger investors also bought in at higher prices, compared to bigger investors who have been in the market for years and see larger gains,” Rosenthal said.

CNBC

This surely sounds alarming and a bit click-baity. The wealthiest does get to choose a lot where to invest money in the US economy.

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