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More than 60% of Russians consider investing a risky business
Any investment of money is associated with high risks - this is the opinion of 62% of Russian residents. Half of the respondents expressed the opinion that in order to obtain high income, one needs to invest for many years using several investment instruments.
According to the results of a survey conducted by Otkritie Bank, it was also found that I consider investing risky in the Far East almost as much as in Russia on average - 60%. 12% of respondents disagreed that investing is associated with high risk.
Half of the survey participants said that an investment requires a large initial amount, and a quarter say it is not necessary. About a third of the respondents believe that investments are available to everyone, a little more believe that only a professional investor is capable of this. Also, the responses of those who believe that investing is time-consuming (32%) and those who do not think so (29%) were equally divided.
About 40% of respondents called the high return on investment a good luck or a pure coincidence. This point of view is especially widespread in the Far East (44%). 26% of Russians disagreed with this statement.
As the leader of the Savings and Investments tribe of Otkritie Bank Alexander Borodkin noted, there are no wrong answers in the survey results.
“Investments are a broad concept and everyone can find in them what he likes or what he is afraid of. For some investment instruments, millions are needed, while for others, one thousand rubles is enough. Some can generate income quickly, while others need long-term investment. Otkritie Group is ready to offer its clients a wide range of investment solutions, ”Borodkin said.
He specified that the bank offers classic bank accounts and deposits, investment and insurance products RGS Life, professional managers of Otkritie Management Company. Otkritie Broker CEO Yuri Maslov believes that this survey reflected the interest of citizens in investments and spoke about the growth of financial literacy of the population.
“Investors come to the stock exchange for different purposes, including to save up for retirement, to earn money for an apartment or a car, to provide constant passive income - and only regular investment can help achieve these goals,” Maslov said.