Document Type


First Faculty Advisor

Leila Zbib


finance; COVID-19; investments


Bryant University

Rights Management



This study looks to explore the relationship between the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy and young investors. More specifically, this research looks to answer the question: how have young adults, ages 18-25, responded to the economic distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic with their investing decisions? Through analyzing a sample of young adults, ages 18-25, this study will develop a deeper and broader perspective on the unique impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the investing decisions of young adults. Using a mix of literary studies on similar historical events and a sample study of young adults who have experienced the COVID-19 pandemic first-hand, this study will look to offer a new point of view on the changing investment trends of young adults and the unprecedented effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on their banking decisions.