By Jeff Cox, CNBC.com Staff Writer
NEW YORK ( CNBC) -- With bullish projections abounding and money starting to flow out of bonds and into U.S. equity funds, retail investors finally might start finding their way back into the stock market. Mom-and-pop investors have been only marginal players in the market rally of the past 21 months. High-frequency traders and large financial institutions have come to control most trading, with retail players likely only one-quarter or so of actual market volume. So with indications now that the so-called "average" investor is ready to come in from the cold, the question is whether it will even make a difference in the market's direction.
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