New data from Federal Reserve provides a great jumping off point for classroom discussion and a chance to refine students’ analytical skills. Here are some sample questions:
1) Why do you think the percentage of households holding stock has declined for almost every income group since 2007? Which group had the sharpest decline?
2) BONUS: How has the stock market performed since it bottomed in 2008?
3) What are the implications of this trend (fewer households investing in the stock market) in the long-term?