Retail investors are a force to be reckoned with. They have flocked to investing since the start of the pandemic and, just like the professionals, they need somewhere to get their investing fix. This article discusses this issue with reference to Robinhood (NASDAQ: HOOD), CME Group (NASDAQ: CME), Coinbase (NASDAQ: COIN) and WonderFi Technologies (OTCPK: WONDF) (TSX: WNDR).
Their relationship with retail investors is almost reminiscent of the merchants of the gold rush era who made their fortunes by selling picks and shovels to eager miners. However, retail investors are trying to unearth gold in a much more figurative way, without being faced with quite the same levels of physical exertion.