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Panic selling at the start of the pandemic hasn’t paid off for investors, according to a survey by MagnifyMoney, LendingTree’s personal finance platform. Since mid-March, 42% of investors sold at least one stock, the survey of 1,000 investors found, and almost a quarter sold everything. Most wanted to have access to cash in case of a recession, and over a third wanted to get out before a serious crash.

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