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In Striking Shift, Small Investors Flee Stock Market

08/22/2010 07:22 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Renewed economic uncertainty is testing Americans' generation-long love affair with the stock market.

Investors withdrew a staggering $33.12 billion from domestic stock market mutual funds in the first seven months of this year, according to the Investment Company Institute, the mutual fund industry trade group. Now many are choosing investments they deem safer, like bonds.

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