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. By 2021, retail investors comprised 25% of total equities trading volume, nearly double the percentage reported a decade prior.
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.
Participation in the public markets remains high; more significantly, it has evolved. Public.com surveyed 2,000+ investors to compile its 2023 report. Public’s latest Retail Investing Report dives into what’s new and what’s next.
Nick Einhorn, Jill E. Fisch, Sergio A. Gramitto Ricci, Monique Le & Christina M. Sautter,
The Retail Investor Report,
Available at: https://irlaw.umkc.edu/faculty_works/928