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Retail investors are profiting from equities. Check out the stocks they traded during the lockdown.

Retail investors are profiting from equities. Check out the stocks they traded during the lockdown.
Retail investors are profiting from equities. Check out the stocks they traded during the lockdown.
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Retail investors have been actively trading in stocks since the March market crash, and the segment has done well. A look at data from discount brokerage Fyers helps understand retail behaviour. The idea was to ascertain how investors reacted to market moves, especially during the lockdown – staying at home with time to punt.

Retail investors are buying direct equity like never before. They have been actively trading in stocks since the market crashed in March 2020. While most experts feel this is dumb behaviour and retail tends to lose money in the long run, in the last three months, this segment seems to have done well. So, here’s our favourite Barton Biggs anecdote, which is relevant even more in today’s time. Barton Biggs, the hedge-fund manager, in his book
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