Investors across the country are more concerned about how politics, war, and natural disasters might affect their wealth than with the direction of stocks or bonds, according to a new survey.
More than 70 percent of US investors contacted by Boston-based Natixis Global Asset Management said they plan to keep their stock and bond holdings the same or increase them over the next 12 months, shrugging off concerns about a stock market correction or a rise in interest rates.
But when it came to what worried them most, 88 percent said they feared terrorism, while 82 percent mentioned war. Seventy-eight percent said they are anxious about natural disasters.
Some of those fears have been playing out recently, with floods in Colorado, a devastating seacoast fire in New Jersey, and Monday’s mass shooting in Washington, D.C. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Beth Healy can be reached at Beth.Healy@globe.com