Retail investors

Retail investors

Small individual investors who commit capital for their personal account rather than on behalf of another company.

Retail Investor

An investor who invests small amounts of money for himself/herself rather than on behalf of anyone else. Retail investors are the polar opposite of institutional investors, which are large firms who invest on behalf of clients. Some investment vehicles require minimum investments so as to discourage retail investors from them. Retail investors are thought to be risk-averse and poorly informed compared to other investors, though there is disagreement as to how true that is. See also: Odd-Lot Theory.
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Individuals can also participate on non-competitive basis as retail investors.
KARACHI -- Pakistan's first foreign chief executive officer of Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) in almost seventy years has sought to provide protection to retail investors in the country's bourse.
232 crore approximately came from retail investors through Offer for sale (OFS) mechanism.
To ensure that ASIC is regulating IPOs in an evidence-based manner ASIC looked at the experience of institutional and retail investors in making decisions about IPO investment.
The PSE's 2016 stock market investor profile survey showed that among the retail investors using online and traditional brokering, 43.
Municipal securities dealers will be required to provide retail investors information about markups and markdowns when the sale or purchase of a muni bond involving retail investors occur on the same day as an offsetting purchase or sale from a third party.
THE government has succeeded in raising ` 5,030 crore from the sale of its five- per cent stake in NTPC although the portion reserved for retail investors was not fully subscribed on Wednesday.
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The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Japans' Nomura Holdings Inc (NYSE: NMR) (TYO: 8604) (AMS: 8604) have announced a new offering of Education, Youth, and Employment (EYE) Bonds to Japanese retail investors, due for sale on October 28.
Summary: The draft guidelines say that retail investors and those under the
Enel said it had set the price and the number of Endesa shares to be sold by taking into account investor interest and market conditions, noting that demand from retail investors was 1.

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