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I believe direct ownership of stocks is about 6-7 millions people in France (10% of the whole population).

But if you look at Assurance Vie, 59% of households (22 millions people) have position in Assurance Vie (can be bonds or stocks or whatever - I have some commodities and derivatives in mine).

http://www.cnp.fr/Epargne/Magazine/art_1793.htm

There are about 7.5 millions PEA (plan d'epargne en action) in France, 59% of it is in index/managed fund (OPCVM) and 41% in direct stocks.

http://www.lemoneymag.fr/v4/fiche/s_Fiche_v4/0,5382,13303,00.html

I don't know how many people end up owning stock directly or indirectly in France.

Where did you get the US data from?

by Laurent GUERBY on Sat Mar 31st, 2007 at 06:32:32 PM EST
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