A survey conducted for a Houston-based mutual fund company suggests that Americans were slightly less inclined to put money in traditional savings vehicles during August.

The survey, released by American Capital Management and Research, asked 1,000 randomly selected people what they would do with $10,000 if they had it to invest.

Nearly 29% said they would put the money in savings accounts, down from 33% in July.

At the same time, 41% said they would invest in stocks, bonds, or mutual funds - up a notch from 40% in July.

The monthly survey, begun last November, is conducted for American Capital Management by Delta Strategies, an Austin, Tex., research firm.

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