Retail investors are missing the equity action6 min read 19 Aug 2014, 05:57 PM IST
Though the equity market is scaling new highs, retail investor participation has fallen
There is a lot of optimism in the air with inflows into equity mutual funds picking up, resulting in higher participation by retail investors in recent months. The bigger picture is different though. According to a report by brokerage firm CLSA, Indian households have sold $8 billion in equities directly or indirectly over the past five years, which has brought the household equity exposure near an all-time low at 2%.
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