MSWG Weekly Newsletter 25 August 2023 (English)

Friday, 25 August, 2023

Like it or not, the Malaysian capital market needs an injection of youth interest to remain vibrant and progressive. As revealed by Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) chairman Datuk Seri Dr Awang Adek Hussin, investors aged 45 and below only constitute 7% of total investors in the stock market, with the number of those in the 20 – 30 years bracket expected to be even lower.

While it is vital to rejuvenate the Malaysian capital market with an injection of youth interest to ensure that it remains vibrant and progressive, such an idea will nevertheless be confronted by the challenges of low disposable income as well as the high entry capital required for quality stocks (i.e., low liners vs blue chip equities).