Retail customer behavior – Research by BrokerChooser

Written by
Adam N.
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Updated
3w ago

Main takeaways

 

  • 73% of users who filled out the questions on the "Find My Broker" tool on our website said they are first-timers or know the basics. Also, the majority of users trade either on a daily (35%) or weekly (16%) basis.
  • Stocks and ETFs are the most popular products, with 39% of users selecting this as the most important product type.
  • About 60% of customers prefer lower costs over the quality of service.
  • Roughly half of retail customers are looking to invest less than $1,000.

BrokerChooser is an independent global retail brokerage comparison service that has so far reviewed 100+ brokerages worldwide and serves more than 200,000 users per month. Our analyst team is constantly on the lookout for emerging trends in the retail brokerage world.

We looked at some of the data on the behavior of retail customers that use our website, gathered from answers to the "Find My Broker" questionnaire tool. The number of answers varied between 3,000-10,000 per question. Read on to learn what we’ve found.

Table of Contents:

  1. Experience
  2. Frequency of trading
  3. Preferred asset
  4. Invested amount
  5. Fees vs service quality
  6. Contact us

To find other analyses in BrokerChooser's data dashboard, visit this page.

Experience

Customers' trading experience

Note to the chart:

  • Based on answers to the question 'What is your trading experience?'
  • Data was collected through BrokerChooser's questionnaire.
  • The data was collected in Feb 2022.

Frequency of trading

Frequency of trading

Note to the chart:

  • Based on answers to the question 'How active will you be?'
  • Data was collected through BrokerChooser's questionnaire.
  • The data was collected in Feb 2022.

Preferred asset

Most preferred products of customers

Note to the chart:

  • Based on answers to the question 'What product will you primarily trade?'
  • Data was collected through BrokerChooser's questionnaire.
  • The data was collected in Feb 2022.

Invested amount

How much money BC customers invest

Note to the chart:

  • Based on answers to the question 'How much money are you looking to invest?'
  • Data was collected through BrokerChooser's questionnaire.
  • The data was collected in Feb 2022.

Fees vs service quality

Customers preferring fees over service quality

Note to the chart:

  • Based on answers to the question 'Who is your ideal broker?'
  • Data was collected through BrokerChooser's questionnaire.
  • The data was collected in Feb 2022.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the methodology or dataset, feel free to contact us: 

Ádám Nasli, Broker Expert: [email protected]

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Author of this article

Adam Nasli

Trading • Safety • Market Analysis

I bring extensive financial expertise as one of BrokerChooser's earliest team members. Personally, I tested nearly all 100+ brokers on our site, opening real-money accounts, executing trades, assessing customer services, and providing firsthand assessment. My professional background includes roles in the banking sector and a degree from Central European University, where I teach finance. My passions lies in in-depth research of the financial industry, building trading algorithms, and managing long-term investments.

Everything you find on BrokerChooser is based on reliable data and unbiased information. We combine our 10+ years finance experience with readers feedback. Read more about our methodology.

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