The key reason to stop investing is the need for money.
The “Consumer Monitor Investors” by the Authorities for Financial Markets (AFM) found some disturbing facts. Almost 25% of the people that stopped investing in the past five years claimed that they needed the money. More than 4 out of 10 of those who stopped had invested for less than five years. A large part of investors are execution-only (independent) investors.
People choose to invest themselves to stay in control of their investments
Discontinuing to invest mainly comes from the need for money
Majority of investors does not look at costs
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