Nearly four in 10 Hong Kong adults invest in securities, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Friday, citing a survey.
The figure is up slightly from a 2011 survey and represents 2.25 million adults, the report said, citing Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. (00388.HK).
The median investment in a single transaction is HK$50,000 (US$6,450) compared with HK$40,000 in 2011 while the average holding of each investor is HK$150,000, up from HK$100,00 previously.
Each investor had an average of six transactions in 2014, unchanged from 2011.
Nearly a third of respondents invest in exchange-traded funds, up sharply from the previous survey.
Seven in 10 use banks to trade securities while two in 10 exclusively transact through a broker.
The survey interviewed 2,271 people by phone five days before the launch of Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect on Nov. 17 and lasted until Dec. 23.
Translation by Vey Wong
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