The Retail Investor Report
They’re not leaving — so what’s next?
In 2020, a wave of retail investors entered the stock market. In the last two years, approximately 30 million new retail investors opened brokerage accounts in the U.S.1 By 2021, retail investors comprised 25% of total equities trading volume, nearly double the percentage reported a decade prior.2
And they’ve stuck around. In February 2023, retail investors across platforms set a new all-time high for weekly inflows, with $1.5 billion dollars pouring into the market in a single week.3
Participation in the public markets remains high; more significantly, it has evolved. Public’s latest Retail Investing Report dives into what’s new and what’s next.
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- Just how mighty are active retail traders? The Economist (Aug-21)
- The Rise of Retail Traders BNY Mellon (Nov-21)
- Retail Army Bets Record $1.5 Billion on Stocks at Fastest Pace Ever, JPMorgan Says Bloomberg (Jul-23)
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