Individual investors are regaining confidence in the stock market and increasingly taking investing into their own hands, a survey of 450 retail investors by online broker Zecco found.

Seventy-five of the respondents said they were investing cash from their savings or checking accounts, or which was lying fallow, and 72% believe the Dow Jones Industrial Average will continue to rise in the next six months. Among this group, 42% said it will rise more than 10%, and 30% expect gains of between 1% and 10%.

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