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This report presents the findings of research into Australian retail investors’ motivations, attitudes and behaviours. The results provide a point-in-time snapshot of the period following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
SEC Newgate conducted research on behalf of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to explore retail investor motivations, attitudes and behaviours.
The study used a mixed method approach involving a preliminary, qualitative research phase, followed by a nationally representative online survey of 1,053 Australian retail investors aged 18 and over. Fieldwork was undertaken in August and November 2021.
The specific target audience for this research was active Australian retail investors who had made at least one transaction (trading securities, derivatives, or cryptocurrency) since March 2020. A cut-off point of March 2020 was chosen because this represented when COVID-19 first had a significant impact in Australia. There were three key participant segments based on their period of time investing:
Investing behaviours - key findings: