Investor optimism on stocks hits 30-year low by one measure. Here's what that means

People walk along Wall Street in the financial district of Manhattan on September 29, 2021 in New York City.
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With inflation running rampant and the Federal Reserve on course to take measures to tackle rising prices, investor hopes for stock market gains hit their lowest level in decades.

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