Pedestrians pass in front of a Charles Schwab bank branch in downtown Chicago, Illinois.
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The pandemic spurred a flood of new retail investors into the stock market, and a survey from Charles Schwab attempts to estimate the size of this new generation of traders.
Based on an analysis of about 500 investors, the brokerage found that 15% of current retail investors began playing the market in 2020. Schwab — which now hosts 31.5 million retail clients and $6.9 trillion in assets because of the retail investing boom — is calling the new wave of investors “Generation Investor.”
“A big part of this growth is Generation Investor — the large number…