Stock market losses leave sour taste for millennial investors

Stock market losses leave sour taste for millennial investors

Posted On February 19, 2018

Play the stock market, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. According to a recent piece in the New York Times, the recent volatility in the market may have some millennials ready to get off the ride – or at least ask it to slow down. Data shows millennials typically consider themselves cautious investors. The Times cited survey data from Legg Mason showing that only about one-third of them own stocks and more than 80 percent of them consider their investment strategies to be “conservative.” Despite all that, millennials’ expectations may be a little too bullish. The Times cited a… Read More

Categories: Financial Services, Generation Y / Millennials
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Food & Wine says Gen X may be restaurant industry’s “best hope.”

Posted On February 17, 2018

If you think millennials will be the death of chain restaurants, you may be surprised to hear they and other eateries may have a savior – Generation X. About a month after Business Insider proclaimed last year that millennials were “killing” chain restaurants, Food & Wine magazine cited research from the NPD group showing that Gen-Xers may be “the restaurant industry’s best hope.” According to the study, Gen-Xers make up 23 percent of all restaurant visits. That’s slightly behind Baby Boomers (26 percent) and millennials (25 percent), but Generation X is significantly smaller than both. According to, Gen-Xers made… Read More

Categories: Generation X

Is iGen the “first truly post-Christian generation?”

Posted On February 8, 2018

It’s been 136 years since Friedrich Nietzche declared that “God is dead.” Despite the revelations of the Enlightenment, however, Christianity, Judaism, Islam and other forms of religion have survived and prospered around the world. Now, over a century later, one study suggests iGen may be looking to finish the job. In a recent study by Barna Group, 13 percent of iGen respondents (or Generation Z, as Barna calls them) identified themselves as atheists, a percentage double that of the U.S. adult population. That led Barna to refer to iGen as “the first truly post-Christian generation.” Thirteen percent is less than… Read More

Categories: iGen