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What worries investors? Terrorism, D.C. gridlock

‘Event risk’ anxiety outweighs market fears, survey finds

Investors across the country are more concerned about how politics, war, and natural disasters might affect their wealth than with the direction of stocks or bonds, according to a new survey.

More than 70 percent of US investors contacted by Boston-based Natixis Global Asset Management said they plan to keep their stock and bond holdings the same or increase them over the next 12 months, shrugging off concerns about a financial markets slump or a rise in interest rates.

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