Posted on Apr 16, 2021 4:02 PMUpdated Apr 16, 2021, 5:08 PM
More and more French people are interested in the stock market. 772,000 individuals made at least one buy or sell order on a stock during the first quarter, the highest level since the start of the pandemic, according to data released Friday by the Financial Markets Authority (AMF). ” We can only rejoice at this development, which makes it possible to create a more direct link between the French and the development of our companies, as well as to mobilize our vital forces to help strengthen their own funds. »Said Robert Ophèle, president of the AMF.
The renewed interest of the French in the stock market dates back to the IPO of la Française des Jeux in November 2019. More than 500,000 individuals participated. The pandemic and the containment measures it brought about gave new impetus to scholarship holders, bringing their number to just over 1.34 million in 2020. This positive dynamic continued at the start of the year, with 70,000 new investors in the first quarter.