Retail investors begin to return

Retail investors are regaining confidence in the primary market but they seem to be gradually making their presence felt in the secondary market.

Leading retail brokers say that they are seeing an increment in the number of clients returning to the market. The only difference is that investors are taking small bets, and quickly booking profits even if they are not large.

Growing retail investor interest can also be gauged from the fact that indices tracking the SME space have outperformed the key indices in the run-up to five thousand level touched by Nifty during intra-day trading.