In times like these of volatile markets, who’s got the guts to get in the fray? Apparently, Asians do. A survey by Nielsen shows Asian consumers are more likely to stay invested. What’s more — they are also more likely to put their cash in high-risk assets than their peers in Europe and the U.S.
Nielsen’s Global Consumer Confidence Survey on investment attitudes shows 48 percent of consumers in the Asia Pacific region said they were invested in the markets or used investment services. That compares to just 27 percent in North America, 21 percent in the Middle East and Africa, 16 percent in Europe and 13 percent in Latin America.
Asia’s appetite for risk is also seen in investors’ ability to withstand market volatility. Oliver Rust, the Managing Director of Nielsen says Asian investors tend to trade more aggressively and more frequently than their European counterparts.
More than half (57 percent) of Asia Pacific consumers say they’re willing to accept fluctuations of more than 10 percent. Only half of investors in the U.S. will stomach those swings and just 45 percent in Europe.
Rust says Asian investors tend to have a higher proportion of disposable income allowing them to take more risks.Page 1 of 3 | Next Page