Stock Market Surges: Record-Breaking 8.6 Million Investors Enter Market

The rise in the stock market accelerated new entries. The number of investors reached the highest level in its history with 8 million 614 thousand 243 last week.

While the rise in the stock market continued, the number of investors also broke a record.

The increase in the number of equity investors at the Central Registry Agency (MKK) continued last week.

As of May 18, the number of investors increased by 193 thousand 552 people compared to the previous week. The total number of investors increased from 8 million 570 thousand 847 to 8 million 614 thousand 243. The previous record in the number of investors was recorded in October 2023 with 8 million 573 thousand 476 people.

The positive performance of the stock market was effective in the increase in the number of investors. In addition, new public offerings accelerated investor entry.


BIST 100 index in Borsa Istanbul completed the week with an increase of 4.16 points at 10,643.58 points.

The stock market, which had the highest closing of all time, broke the record for the highest level it had ever seen, reaching 10,652.28 points.

Among the stocks included in BIST 100, the highest rise last week was Ahlatci Dogal Gaz with 16.34%. Ahlatci Dogalgaz was followed by BIM United Stores with 14.60% and Ulker Biskuvi with 13.01%.

The ones that lost the most value were Emlak Konut Real Estate Investment Partnership with 10.41%, QUA Granite Hayal Yapi with 6.82% and Ege Industry with 5.82%.

Source: NTV / Prepared by Irem Yildiz

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