ASIC’s Analysis During COVID-19 Revealed Retail Investors at Risk in Volatile Market

  • May 06, 2020 12:32 PM AEST
  • Team Kalkine

ASIC’s analysis of markets during the COVID-19 period has disclosed a considerable increase in the retail activity across the securities market and the exposure to risk. Through the analysis, it was found that the retail investors were engaged in short-term trading strategies unsuccessfully trying to time price trends. Other observations include:

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  • There is an increase in the trading frequency.
  • The duration to the hold the securities decreased substantially.
  • Market professional faced challenging times in this turbulent environment.
  • Retail investors chasing for quick profit by playing the market over the short-term have performed poorly.


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