Americans, including retirees, are looking to return to stocks to regain the steep losses they suffered in 2008 and are optimistic they will accomplish this, Prudential Financial found in a survey of 1,001 Americans aged 45 to 75 with $100,000 or more in retirement savings.

On average, these investors say they lost more than 33% of their assets last year, but 62% are confident they can grow back this lost money by participating in their workplace retirement plans. Sixty-six percent believe they will accomplish this within the next five years.

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