The Malaysian stock market has not seen the excitement it has experienced this year in a very long time. Daily traded volumes surged to alltime record highs and, though currently off the peak, investor interest has remained robust.

The primary catalyst, without a doubt, is the increased participation of retail investors, many of whom have time and excess cash in hand during the pandemic — owing to a confluence of factors such as the movement restrictions, automatic loan moratorium and falling interest rates. Retail investors have been huge buyers on Bursa Malaysia so far this year, outpacing even local institutional funds, while foreign funds have been consistent net sellers.

Have a premium account? Sign in to continue reading.

Unlimited access to all stories from $99.9/year*

The latest reporting and analysis from business and investments to news and views on social issues.


  • Simultaneous logins across all devices
  • Instant access to past digital issues
  • Unlimited access to The Edge Malaysia
  • *For annual subscription plan only. T&Cs apply


Stay updated with Singapore corporate news stories for FREE

Follow our Telegram | Facebook