28th August 2015
Savvy investors are taking advantage of stockmarket chaos as The Share Centre reports its busiest day of dealing ever,
Figures from the stockbroker show a 204% increase in typical trading volumes on Monday, with 42% of the trade being in FTSE 100 listed stocks – triple the amount of normal trades.
The most popular traded stocks on the day were Lloyds, GlaxoSmithKiline, BP and Royal Dutch Shell. Within trades made on the day, 45% were buys and 55% were sells, showing private investors may be using this time of market volatility as a cheaper entry point into some of the larger listed companies.
Of the stocks bought on Monday, 20% were from the AIM market, revealing that investors are keen to benefit from the strong growth potential available from smaller market cap companies.
Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, said: ‘These figures show that our customers may be suing this time of market volatility as a cheaper entry point into some of the bigger listed companies. Short-term investors appear to be taking advantage of this volatility and will be hoping to benefit from any recovery in markets.’