This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Households Across the Country Are Holding More Stocks: StockTwits

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Here is a chart that was just recently shared on StockTwits. It is remarkable to see, too.

The chart shows how much stock households are holding as a percentage of their total assets. 

At this very moment, that percentage is at its highest level since 2000. This trend has been going up in a near straight line for the last five years. The retail investor is becoming more, and more aggressive when it comes to buying stocks. You may not think it, but developments like this can have huge implications on broad market indexes like S&P 500 (^GSPC) and also trading house stocks like E-Trade (ETFC), Schwab (SCHW), and TD Ameritrade (AMTD).

On the chart, which is embedded below, you will also see how the current trend in household stock ownership compares to its historical average and other extreme levels like 1999/2000 tech bubble: 

ChOTD-4/25/14: % of Household Financial Assets In Stocks @ Secular Market Extremes 1945-2014 $SPY

- J. Lyons Fund Management, Inc. (@JLyonsFundMgmt) Apr. 25 at 12:05 PM

If you enjoyed this post make sure to follow the author on Twitter and StockTwits

This article represents the opinion of a contributor and not necessarily that of TheStreet or its editorial staff.

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $94.19 -1.04%
FB $118.06 0.54%
GOOG $695.70 0.48%
TSLA $222.56 -4.20%
YHOO $36.00 -0.03%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,651.26 -99.65 -0.56%
S&P 500 2,051.12 -12.25 -0.59%
NASDAQ 4,725.6390 -37.5850 -0.79%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs