Participation of Retail Investors in Indian Equity Market
IOSR Journal of Business and Management (IOSR-JBM) e-ISSN: 2278-487X, p-ISSN: 2319-7668. Volume 19, Issue 9. Ver. I. (September. 2017), PP 78-80 www.iosrjournals.org DOI: 10.9790/487X-1909017880
Posted: 15 Aug 2022
Date Written: September 5, 2017
There are many studies on estimating retail investors in Indian Equity Market. However, each of them remains short on exact number. This paper is also an attempt to arrive at estimated number of retail investors in the Indian equity market and how it compares with rest of the world. We with our justification estimate population of retail investors at 4.45 percent of total Indian population. Retail investor participation in India is amongst the lowest. Retail investors in India disproportionately distributed with western region dominating with nearly half of the investor population.
Keywords: Indian Equity Market, Retail Investors, IPOs, DEMAT, investor population
JEL Classification: G11, G14, G15, G18, G32
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