Stunned by losses in the financial crisis, Americans will be investing significantly less in the future, according to a new survey by consulting firm AlixPartners.

Forty-nine percent of the people surveyed said they have either stopped or reduced investing in stocks or mutual funds, 26% said they have no intention to return to these bedrock financial vehicles in the next three years, and another 27% said they were unsure whether they would return to the markets in that timeframe.

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