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Balanced play: According to the Association of Stockbroking Companies Malaysia, there must be balanced participation from institutional and retail investors in any healthy equities market.

SOME people do not invest in the stock market because of a perceived risk of losing money. And it is from this position of fear that they would rather put their money in safer, or less risky, instruments, even though these assets often generate lower returns on average.

Such is the case for Eugenie Devan. The kindergarten teacher, in her early 30s, concedes she is a conservative when it comes to investing, and has never invested in the stock market.

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