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Retail investors start flocking to market again: NSE data

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on January 23, 2018 Published on May 19, 2015




As the stock markets bounce back from a five-year hiatus, retail investors are returning to its fold. The NSE has said that it has seen retail investor participation increase dramatically in the last one year, with Maharashtra recording the highest rate of increase.

Maharashtra sees huge jump

On the NSE platform, Maharashtra had the most number of people trading in the last one year (up 38 per cent) while Gujarat witnessed the highest jump in value terms, by more than 50 per cent.

Except two States, the rest of India reported a significant increase in equity market activities. Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat together witnessed 32 per cent spurt in the number of people actively trading in the last one year. India has around 2.5 crore registered clients across exchanges, according to the NSE statement.

In the past twelve months, benchmark indices and Nifty and Sensex rose 15 per cent and 13 per cent, respectively.

The NSE said it has seen close to 25 per cent growth in its number of active investors. This syncs well with data from its cash market, where majority of retail investors tend to be active. The exchange’s cash market turnover hit a new high of about ₹41,167 crore on April 22.

“Retail growth in the cash market was also fuelled by the fact that 12 IPOs were launched during the period while several offers-for-sale from companies like Coal India and REC have seen good responses from the retail segment.”

Published on May 19, 2015

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