Retail investors stayed away as market gained over 25% in '12

Feb 08 2013, 13:25 IST
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Retail investors stayed away as mkt gained over 25% in ’12. Retail investors stayed away as mkt gained over 25% in ’12.
SummaryThe 25%-plus rally in equities in 2012 has not helped bring back retail investors to the market. If anything, retail cash delivery volumes — a measure of retail participation — dipped to low levels in several months of the year as incessant volatility spooked investors.

Experts, however, say the improvement is marginal and doesn’t indicate a return of retail investors to equities. “After October, we have seen a healthier participation from HNIs (high net worth individuals) but retail investors remain sceptical,” said Vineet Arora, the executive vice-president, ICICI Direct.

The rally after September has been largely driven by Nifty and Sensex stocks and midcaps have seen a proportionate rise, Arora added. “Retail investors will enter market only if they see a midcap rally,” he said.

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