Rich investors spend $1.7 billion on stocks

Rich investors spent $1,7 billion to buy and hold stocks in 2017, according to a study published this week.

The study, which was based on data from the website Seeking Alpha, analyzed data from publicly available financial records for more than 2,000 stocks from the last 20 years.

It found that over three-quarters of the funds that investors had invested in in 2017 had been purchased by people with incomes below $1 million, or $1 in $10,000 increments.

That is, most of the investments were made by people making under $100,000, and most of them were made with little or no outside investment. 

The researchers did not break down the total assets of these funds, nor the value of their investments, but they estimated that the average wealth of the top 1% of Americans has grown by more than $5 million since 2008.

That means, at a time when the median household income has fallen to just under $50,000 from more than four decades ago, wealthy investors are increasingly willing to spend money on stocks in order to invest it into higher-earning assets, according.

The wealthy aren’t alone in this trend.

According to data from Forbes, just over one in three Americans in 2017 were wealthy, compared to just over 7% in 2015.

The rich have become more affluent in recent years, thanks in part to the financial crisis. 

In 2016, the richest 1% saw their wealth grow by more the equivalent of about $4,000. 

This year, the median wealth of Americans rose by $1 billion, which is roughly the equivalent to more than three years of inflation. 

What’s more, wealth has risen by about 3.6% since 2000, the most recent year for which data is available, and it has only gone up over the last three years.

This means that the top one percent of Americans now owns almost a third of the country’s wealth, according the study. 

For the richest Americans, this represents a $1 trillion increase in wealth.

For others, the numbers are less encouraging.

The report also shows that the share of the total income earned by the top 0.1% has fallen from about 25% in 2000 to around 13% today.

That is, the top 5% of households earned an average of $23.8 million in 2017.

The top 0-10% earned an additional $14.7 million.

This means the wealthiest one percent are now the second-largest earners in the country.

And that is even with the recession.

The bottom 50% of the income distribution have seen their share of total income decline from about 20% in 1990 to about 12% today, according an analysis by the Congressional Research Service.

This is not the first time that the richest have been richer.

A separate report from the National Bureau of Economic Research, published in October, found that the wealthiest Americans had enjoyed a bigger share of their income gains between 2000 and 2015 than the bottom 60%. 

The report found that in 2000, nearly a third (33%) of all income gains went to the top tenth of the population, while that share increased to 40% in 2010 and to 60% in 2014.

 Meanwhile, the share going to the bottom fifth of the economy decreased from 13% to 9%. 

That suggests that even after decades of inequality, the wealthiest still have a lot to gain.

The average income of the richest American family in 2016 was just over $7.5 million, according a report from Emmanuel Saez, director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley. 

If they had only spent that much on stocks, they would have made more than 10 times as much as the median American household, according on the Center’s website.

This article is from the archive of our partner The Wire.