Retail participation in equity falls to 7 year low

Retail investors’ participation in the equity cash market is at a seven-year low, with more and more savings finding their way to properties, gold, risk-free avenues like bank deposits and high-yield debt instruments. The daily average volume of retail turnover is down to Rs 6,690 crore in 2012 – the lowest since 2005 and a 51% drop from the peak of Rs 13,709 crore in 2009. The daily average volume generated by retail investors was Rs 10,882 crore in 2010 and Rs 6,690 crore in 2011.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/markets/analysis/retail-investors-participation-in-equity-falls-to-7-year-low/articleshow/15113321.cms

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