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Retail Traders Stick to Dip Buying as Market Churns, Pros Flee

  • Individual traders bought $1.51 billion amid Monday’s selloff
  • Buy-the-dip crowd continues to snap up world’s largest ETFs

The gyrations across equity markets aren’t enough to deter individual investors who continue to pile in billions of dollars.

Retail traders bought $1.51 billion of equities amid Monday’s rout, bringing the total to roughly $12 billion since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to data compiled by Vanda Research. Individuals are betting on a return to recent highs for stocks, stomaching the volatility that’s swept across global markets and pushed hedge funds to become sellers.