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A large chunk of the retail investing crowd got their start during the pandemic, Schwab survey shows

The pandemic spurred a flood of new retail investors into the stock market and a survey from Charles Schwab attempts to estimate the size of this this new generation of traders.

The broker found that 15% of current retail investors first began playing the market in 2020, based on analysis of about 500 investors. Schwab — which now hosts 31.5 million retail clients and $6.9 trillion in assets because of the retail investing boom — is calling the new wave of investors, “Generation Investor.”

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