Over a year, citizens took over a trillion rubles to the exchange

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Over a year, citizens took over a trillion rubles to the exchange
Over a year, citizens took over a trillion rubles to the exchange
8 July, 17:45EconomyPhoto: РИА Новости
The Moscow Exchange has seen an influx of retail investors trying to save their savings from inflation, which is no longer covered by bank deposit rates.

In June 2021, the number of holders of open brokerage accounts exceeded 12.7 million, adding 484 people. Over the past 12 months, the total inflow of individuals' funds into stocks, bonds and exchange-traded funds amounted to 1.1 trillion rubles. Moreover, the share of private investors in the volume of trading in shares last month amounted to 36% in bonds - 15%, in the derivatives market - 43%, and in the spot currency market - 12%.

At the end of June, retail investors purchased shares of Russian companies for 29 billion rubles, and 25 billion rubles were invested in mutual funds.

Individuals' investment leaders were shares of Gazprom - 21.6% , Norilsk Nickel - 16.6% , Sberbank - 13% ordinary shares and 7.6% - preferred shares, Surgutneftegaz - 8.2% , Aeroflot - 7.7%, MTS - 7.4%, Magnit - 6.2% , LUKOIL - 5.9% , VTB - 5.8%. As pointed out in the Bank of Russia, the average maximum rate in the top ten credit institutions slightly exceeds 5%, while official inflation, we recall, already reaches 6.5% . Subjective - and even that 14% (according to the estimates of the Russians themselves). The official inflation figures, we recall, have broken a five-year record.

The number of new accounts opened in the first summer month of 2021 was the lowest in the last 12 months.

Moreover, bank clients began to actively buy up the cheapened currency. The number of currency exchange operations in the Russian Federation in June increased by 21%, and the volume in monetary terms - by 27%.

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