Can Germans Overcome Their Fear Of Equities?

Christoph Brummer owned some stock once. As a student in the 1960s, he dabbled in blue chips and tracked his investments every day. But for three decades since, the 52-year-old German civil servant has put his savings into bonds. This year he bought a piece of land. "Stocks? They're too risky," he says. "It's a full-time job just worrying about them."

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