The volume of transactions carried out on the stock market by retail investors in 2020 has grown exponentially, according to The Market Ear. Thanks to the efforts of the largest online brokers, their trading volume has grown from $ 30 billion per day in 2019 to $ 90 billion in 2020.
Nevertheless, experts note that such an increase can be dangerous for the market. Many retail investors go all-in and use options or large leverage to earn as much as possible in a short period of time. Both of these actions increase market volatility, which rocks the market so much that it can reverse the trend.