Overstock stock is in the midst of a $5 billion buyback program, and a new survey shows that some investors have trouble making a purchase.
In the latest ConsumerMarkets.com survey of 2,500 investors, nearly two-thirds of respondents said buying back stocks during the first half of 2017 would be a good investment strategy, but only about one-third of respondents thought buying during the second half would be better.
That’s according to the survey conducted last week and released Thursday by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
The report found that about half of investors are still undecided about whether buying stocks during 2017 should be the best time to buy.
The survey found that investors are divided over the most effective way to buy stocks.
While investors prefer to hold stocks during their buying windows to buy them up and sell them down during their selling windows, they aren’t as split as some may think.
About three-quarters of investors said they would rather hold stocks when they’re buying them up during their buyback window, while about one in four said they’d rather hold them when they buy them down when they sell them up.
More than half of the respondents, 52 percent, said they’re confident in their investment performance in 2018.
More: The ConsumerMarkETS.com Consumer Banking survey also found that the most common reasons investors gave for wanting to buy stock are: to improve their business, reduce debt, and reduce their expenses.
About one in three respondents said they thought the stock market was currently overvalued.
About a quarter of the investors said the stock-market bubble is over.
Investors have mixed feelings about the state of the U, and they’re split on whether the market is overvalued or not.
While the ConsumerMarkET.com report found investors are most concerned about the U economy, more than one in five say the U is not overvalued, the second highest percentage in the country.
About half of all respondents said the U was not overpriced.
Investment-oriented investors are less concerned about how the U markets are performing, while those with less-focused portfolios are more concerned about their investment portfolios.
The ConsumerMarket.com research is based on data from ConsumerMarketers.com and ConsumerBanking.com.