Headlines coming out about the Eurozone debt crisis have wreaked havoc in the stock markets.
However, The Motley Fool found that individual investors who stomached the volatility actually made money by playing the markets. In fact, nearly 60% of U.S. investors saw their investments increase by 15% since the start of the European debt crisis in 2009.
The financial website surveyed 767 investors over three days at the end of October.
Even with Italian, Spanish and Portuguese debt concerns, investors place blame with Greece. Half think the crisis could’ve been solved a lot sooner if Greece had been ousted from the Eurozone.
Investors have rapidly grown fatigued with the European crisis: 76% indicate they are tired with the repetitive story and want the region to quickly take measures to right itself.
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