Investors are highly unlikely to turn into the “lost generation” following the Great Depression, Charles Rotblut, vice president with the American Association of Individual Investors, tells the San Francisco Chronicle. Certainly, it is remarkable that investors have pulled $175 billion from U.S. stock funds and placed $496 billion into bond funds since the financial crisis started in September 2008.

Nonethless, consumer staples stocks and slow-but-steady growth by U.S. corporations will continue to buoy the markets and the economy, slowly attracting investors in their wake, Rotblut said.

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