Stung by Losses, Main Street Investors Fail to Notice Market's Rebound

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York Photographer by Jin Lee/Bloomberg

Although the memory of Lehman Brothers’ 2008 collapse may be fading on Wall Street, the shock still lingers on Main Street—and may again be hurting ordinary investors. A new survey of individual investors is a reminder of just how much we are primal creatures that remember the pain of loss more than the joy of gains.

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