Canadians talk a big stock game - MoneySense

Canadians talk a big stock game

Majority polled are bullish on market. So have they invested? Turns out … not so much.


Ask a group of Canadians how the stock market is doing and most of them will tell you it’s just fine, thanks. Ask them if they are taking advantage of it, and they might look at their shoes and talk about the weather.

A new study from BMO Nesbitt Burns found that while 62% of Canadians are bullish on the stock market, only 13% say they are more likely to invest in equities.

The survey also revealed that men are more optimistic about equity markets than women and are likely to have more skin in the game.