Specialist Anthony Confusione (right) works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. The stock market recently surged to five-year highs. Many small investors remain skittish, however. (Associated Press)

Specialist Anthony Confusione (right) works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. The stock market recently surged to five-year highs. Many small investors remain skittish, however. (Associated Press)