The Self Directed Investment Market: A Focus On Active Investors

Celent Whitepaper 2010Celent estimates that by 2012, the active investor market will reach 16 million investors, making up 40% of the self-directed market.  The active investor, a self-directed investor that trades between 3 to 10 times per month and relies on technology to support their investment experience, represents a significant growth opportunity for online brokerage firms, according to the latest Celent Research Note,  titled, “The Self-Directed Investment Market: A Focus on Active Investors”.

Authored by Isabella Fonseca, Research Director at Celent, the report highlights the latest rends in online brokerage channel and outlines the emerging opportunities within the active investor segment. With continued market uncertainty, an increasing number of retail investors are moving away from managed brokerage relationships and opting for the self-directed model in order to take a more hands-on and active role in the management of their investment future.



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