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Can Individual Investors drive Stock Market Growth?

Jan. 2006

by Takahiro Tanaka

With the spread of online trading, individual investors now account for a growing share of equity trades. While foreign investors remain the driving force behind the Japanese stock market, individual investors tend to be contrarians, moderating price fluctuations by buying or selling in the opposite direction of market movements.

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Takahiro Tanaka

Senior Consultant,
Securities WS IT Solution Department Ⅱ