Online brokerages see growth in new investors, trading activity in Mar-June

Jaideep Arora, the CEO of Sharekhan by BNP Paribas said traders, investors and new entrants are looking at this pandemic situation with both caution and opportunity

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The average ticket size of investment stood about Rs 80,000. Illustration: Binay Sinha

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Online brokerage houses such as Zerodha, Upstox, and 5paisa.com have seen a spurt in the addition of investors and trading activities during the March-June period amid coronavirus pandemic.

Apart from these, Sharekhan by BNP Paribas also witnessed a growth in the onboarding of new clients and trading activities. Interestingly, a substantial number of these new investors are from smaller towns and the average age of such investors is between 25 years and 30 years, according to brokerages.

"Retail investors, after a long time, seem to have come into the markets after a crash, buying large-cap bluechip equity and are seeing

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First Published: Jul 19 2020 | 7:50 PM IST

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