obama economy stocks

Wages are stagnant, but stocks certainly aren't. Investors who stayed in the market have gained back their losses, as stocks reached record highs in 2013.

That said, only half of Americans actually invest in the stock market, and the gains go disproportionately to white, educated, high-income earners.

First published January 28, 2014: 7:06 AM ET
Charts by CNNMoney's Dana Lipnickas and Dominic Aratari

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