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What Investors Are Worried About Today

Inflation, an equity-market drop, and rising interest rates top investors' lists of concerns.

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According to many indicators, it seems like the best of times for investors: Interest rates are low, inflation is benign, employment is picking up, and both stocks and bonds have notched solid returns for the year to date as well as during the past five years.

But many investors aren't content to rest on their laurels, based on the results of a recent poll in the Portfolio Design/Management forum of's Discuss forum. We asked readers which risk factor has been keeping them up at night recently and what they were doing to combat it.

Christine Benz does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.