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&#39Investors set to stay in stockmarket&#39

Just 1 per cent of investors plan to decrease their exposure to the stockmarket despite consistent falls, according to the Association of Investment Trust Companies.

Its research found that 90 per cent of investors intend to leave their money where it is, 4 per cent have not yet decided what to do and only 1 per cent want to pull out either partially or wholly from the markets.

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