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

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Makarand S. Wazal

Symbiosis International University - Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies

Sudesh Kumar Sharma

Sinhgad Institute of Management & Computer Application; Sinhgad Institute of Management

Date Written: September 5, 2017

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Wazal, Makarand S. and Sharma, Dr. Sudesh Kumar, Participation of Retail Investors in Indian Equity Market (September 5, 2017). 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, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3907773

Makarand S. Wazal

Symbiosis International University - Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies

Dr. Sudesh Kumar Sharma (Contact Author)

Sinhgad Institute of Management & Computer Application ( email )

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Pune, Maharashtra, Maharashtra 411041
India
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Sinhgad Institute of Management ( email )

Pune, Maharashtra 411041
India

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