The Internet may be a place to conduct securities transactions at low cost but it does not appear to be a popular choice for investors who are seeking advice about financial matters, according to a new survey conducted for Putnam Investments of Boston.

Only two percent of those surveyed went to an Internet website for investment advice, according to a survey that Neuwirth Research of New York conducted for Putnam. That two percent figure compared with 47 percent of those surveyed who sought out a broker or financial planner when looking for advice, Neuwirth found.

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