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An alternative outlook in the plague year

In the year that individual stock trading hit a record high, what alternative channels of wealth should you consider?
An alternative outlook in the plague year
  • Individual stock trading is at a 10-year high
  • certain asset classes have become more accessible through exchange-traded and mutual funds
  • For now, access for retail investors to private companies is limited

Before we examine whether retail investors stand to benefit from increased access to alternative assets, it is worth highlighting the impact that the extraordinary events of 2020 have had on conventional share trading volumes. A combination of Covid-19 lockdowns, government stimulus measures and the shortest bear market in history has been driving market participation – with retail investors having an outsized influence on valuations. 


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