The stock market's wild volatility in recent months may be a prelude to a bigger shake-up, many investors say.
Yet most of those already in the market say they have no plans to bail out. Moreover, more than one in four say they plan to increase their stock investments in light of the latest gyrations, a new Los Angeles Times poll shows.
The telephone poll of 1,502 people, conducted from Thursday to Sunday, suggests the stock market's worst dive since 1987 has failed to dent Americans' faith in the market itself or in the U.S. economy.
Fully 85 percent of poll respondents described the economy as doing ''fairly well'' or ''very well.'' Of those who own stocks or stock mutual funds -- about half of the 1,500 surveyed -- 92 percent said the economy is doing well.
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