France Had Over 1.5 Million Energetic Inventory Market Buyers in 2022: AMF

AMF Reports 1.5 Million Active French Stock Market Participants in 2022
More than 1.5 million investors were active in France’s stock markets in 2022, according to a Monday announcement from the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), which oversees the country’s financial markets.
With over 1.6 million active investors, the number was 5.5% less than the year before but higher than the 1.3 million in 2020.
“The fact that there are still a lot of French people investing in the stock market is positive for their savings and the funding of our economy. Over an extended period, stock investments continue to be the most alluring option for amassing savings and funding lifelong endeavours, according to AMF Chair Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani (in French).
“The AMF will step up its efforts to help retail investors, especially newcomers and the youngest, to adopt a long-term perspective.”
The French market regulator reports that roughly 195,000 new investors joined the French equity markets in the previous year. These accounts are either brand-new or haven’t been used since January 2018. Moreover, throughout the course of the last four years, from 2019 to 2022, the number of these accounts has increased to 1.3 million.
Nonetheless, last year’s market activity was obviously down in terms of transactions. The European Union’s stock market saw 42.2 million transactions, a 24 percent decline. The amount was still much greater than the average of almost 24 million transactions during a four-year period.
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have seen a rise in demand over the past three years, according to the AMF, with a 14% increase in demand in the most recent year. However, among retail traders, stocks continued to be the most traded instrument.
The promotion of retail investments is one of the main focus areas of action and supervisory priorities for 2023 that the French regulator has revealed. Cryptocurrency companies have been expanding into France in the interim. Among the businesses that entered the nation using the AMF’s Digital Asset Service Provider (DASP) registration were BUX, eToro, Binance, and
Recently, an action plan was put into place by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) to enhance the oversight of the French equity markets. The proposal aims to ensure exchange stability and shield small investors from transactions that might not be in their best interests. The objective of this plan is to promote openness in trading activities and to supply the tools required to keep an eye on and manage the market. The strategy also establishes a framework for regulating digital asset service providers (DASPs), cryptocurrencies, and exchange-traded fund (ETF) markets. Additionally, it is meant to assist the AMF in developing its expertise in this area and helping it prioritise its supervisory actions.

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