Global Retail Trends Report 1Q 2021

Read DriveWealth's insights on global retail investing trends based on our platform data.

Get our Global Retail Investing Insights from 1Q 2021

As we look back over an extraordinary year, the picture is clear — we are witnessing a sea change in the way people of all generations invest and plan for their future. Embedded finance is replacing fragmented legacy financial systems; companies around the world are empowering consumers with the agile and user-friendly investing experiences of the future. DriveWealth’s partners are proving that innovation in retail investing is changing people’s lives.

Some of the key findings from our proprietary data:

  • Quarterly trading volume and asset growth outpaced the markets once again, rising 45% and 33% respectively between 4Q20 and 1Q21, eclipsing the S&P 500 at 5.8% and NASDAQ at 2.8%
  • There was a 66% increase in the number of trades in 1Q21 over 4Q20
  • Investors traded more often, but smaller amounts in 1Q compared to last quarter
    • Placed 12 trades in the quarter on average, or ~4 trades per month per account
    • $286 average trade size in 1Q21, a 15% decrease from $335 in 4Q20
  • Investors ages 60+ traded the largest amounts on average in 1Q with an average trade size of $444

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