Information for retail investors during COVID-19
The markets are operating on a well-informed and fair basis, and Australia’s underlying market infrastructure is sound.
For information about specific listed entities, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) markets announcement platform is the most reliable source of information. If investors have any questions about particular investments, they should contact the product issuer or their financial adviser.
ASIC's analysis of markets during the COVID-19 period has revealed a substantial increase in retail activity across the securities market, as well as greater exposure to risk. We found that some retail investors are engaging in short-term trading strategies, unsuccessfully attempting to time price trends. For more information, please refer to the ASIC report: Retail investor trading during COVID-19 volatility.
ASIC is Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator.