Survey finds Dutch investors calm despite stock market drops
Dutch people investing in companies registered on the Amsterdam exchange remain relatively calm.24 January 2008
AMSTERDAM - Dutch people investing in companies registered on the Amsterdam exchange remain relatively calm, according to the results of a survey published on Thursday.
The poll, performed by research and polling agency TNS NIPO on Monday, said four out of five private investors had not adjusted their investment portfolios in the past month.
The main AEX index dropped from 518.27 points on 2 January to 434.74 points on Thursday at 11 am, following a low of 401.45 points on Tuesday.
Nearly 60 percent of active private investors think the Netherlands will plummet into a recession, while 64 percent think the Dutch government should undertake measures to prevent a recession.
Among the 20 percent of private investors who changed their investment portfolio in the past few weeks, 66 percent sold their shares and transferred their money to a savings account.
[Copyright dpa 2008]
Subject: Dutch news