AMF: More than 1.5M French investors were active in stock market in 2022
The French Financial Markets Authority (AMF) today published the latest edition of its private investors dashboard.
The data reveals that shares remained the most actively traded investment product in France last year. Many investors were active in the stock market in 2022, although the number lagged behind the exceptional levels seen in 2021.
Over 1.5 million investors carried out at least one purchase or sale of stocks in 2022. This is a slight change (a fall of 5.5 %) from the level of 1.6 million of active stock market investors seen in 2021.
In 2022, the AMF identified 195,000 “new” investors, who had never been active in the stock market so far or had been inactive since January 2018.
The number of transactions carried out by individuals on European Union shares amounted to 42.2 million over the year, down 24 % compared to the previous year. This level remains much higher than the average volumes recorded in the years 2018-2019 (approximately 24 million transactions per year).
The dashboard shows that stocks remain, by far, the financial instruments most attractive for individual investors. The interest in ETFs has also been rising lately.