The S&P 500 index is up nearly 14% year-to-date and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up almost 9% over the same time, but that growth may be lost on the average investor, according to a survey by Edward Jones.

Forty-four percent of respondents said that stock market performance was poor or flat this year as low interest rates and negative headlines took their toll on investorsÂ’ perception, according to Kate Warne, investment strategist at Edward Jones.

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