Even in the financial world the term "survival of the fittest" comes into play. In the U.S, investor education needs to measure up if it is going to be useful to investors, as the fittest investor is the one with the most extensive knowledge.

A survey conducted by Opinion Research Corp. of Princeton, N.J., on behalf of Investor Protection Trust and Securities Investor Protection Corp., both of Washington, recognizes that investors not only need to know certain key facts and concepts to be ahead of the game, they also need to learn the behavioral process of investing.

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