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Retail investors playing key role in driving market volume

Betty Liu, Executive Vice Chairman for NYSE Group, provides her perspective:

What's been the role of the retail investor over the past few months?

So, US equity market volumes have been pretty high, remarkably high since the end of February 2020, and much of that is being attributed to the rise in retail investment activity. In fact, on peak market days, retail investors can account for up to a quarter of all market activity.

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Why more companies are going public now

Betty Liu, Executive Vice Chairman for NYSE Group, provides her perspective:

Over the past few weeks, more companies have been going public. Why is that?

Well, as you might recall, back in March, when we first saw the pandemic erupt, the markets were extremely volatile. And in fact, we triggered the market wide circuit breakers a total of four times between March 9th to 18th. At that time, you had some companies tap the capital markets to raise funds for short term funding needs, but there weren't a lot of IPOs. Now the markets are a little bit more calm, so to speak, and that means that the IPO window is opening. You've seen companies like Albertson's, Dun & Bradstreet and Lemonade go public in just the last few weeks.

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