Mere mortals: investor confidence ebbs

Dan Brunskill
Thu, 16 Jun 2022

Mere mortals: investor confidence ebbs
The Financial Markets Authority's new chief executive, Samantha Barrass, said she would describe herself as "very confident" in the regulator's ability. (Photo: FMA)
Dan Brunskill
Thu, 16 Jun 2022
A vast majority of retail investors have been introduced to the share market in the most unusual of times. In 2020 ­– when most began flocking to online brokers – the pandemic sent markets into a nosedive and then central banks sent them bouncing back up. For many investors, financial markets must have felt bulletproof. An existential crisis was warded off and an already decade-long bull run was extended.The Financial Market Authority’s (FMA) annual investor confidence survey reflected this mood, with confidence...

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