Retail Investors Have High Expectations for US Stocks, Says TradeStation - The Industry Spread

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Retail Investors Have High Expectations for US Stocks, Says TradeStation

January 1, 2020

TradeStationTradeStation, a Monex Group company, released the twenty-seventh Monex Global Retail Investor Survey, measuring customer sentiment which found revealed high expectations for U.S. stocks among retail investors in Japan, the U.S., and Hong Kong.

Retail investors in all three regions indicated a belief that the U.S. is the region with the greatest likelihood of stock price appreciation in the coming three months.

John Bartleman, President of TradeStation Group
John Bartleman, President of TradeStation Group

John Bartleman, President of TradeStation Group, said: “Despite fears of a U.S. recession, the U.S. economy is holding up well, with recently announced economic indicators signaling a healthy outlook. Meanwhile, stock markets are also surging to new record highs. These two factors appear to be increasing expectations for U.S. stocks.”

The report also found investments in cryptocurrency by retail investors reached historic levels in Japan at 13.1 percent, the highest percentage recorded since the question was introduced in 2017. Interest in cryptocurrency investments also saw an increase in Hong Kong, while the percentage fell among retail investors in the U.S. In addition, the forecast Diffusion Index (DI) for the world stock markets rose in Japan and the U.S., but fell sharply by 12 percentage points for retail investors in China.

The survey was first launched in June 2011 to gauge client sentiment surrounding market conditions. This edition surveyed 1,131 respondents from Monex, Inc., TradeStation Securities, Inc., and Monex Boom Securities (H.K.) Limited between late November and early December 2019.

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TradeStation Securities, Inc. is a licensed securities broker-dealer and a registered futures commission merchant (FCM), and a member of major stocks, options and futures exchanges in the United States. A member of NYSE, FINRA, SIPC, NSCC, DTC, OCC & CME, TradeStation develops and offers strategy trading software tools and subscription services. The firm created its Crypto subsidiary, where it plans to offer cryptocurrency brokerage services, subject to completing all business launch requirements and obtaining applicable licenses.

TradeStation Securities has recently launched an API-powered integration with TradingView which allows mutual customers to execute equities and commodity futures orders through TradeStation Securities’ back-end execution systems from a TradingView website display screen.

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