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- The UK also appeared in the top 10 countries regarding stocks, forex and CFDs as essential investments, with 36.6% of first-time investors considering forex a must-have.
- South African first-time investors are the most interested in crypto with over 50% considering it a must-have asset.
- India takes the top spot for five of the six products, losing out to South Africa for first-timers considering cryptocurrency a must-have. India still takes second place for cryptocurrency, with slightly under half of its first-time investors considering crypto a must-have.
- The United States only appeared in the top 10 for stocks with 41.9% of first-time investors considering it an essential investment. The U.S. didn’t appear in any of the top 10 for forex, crypto or funds.
Japan also appears in the top 10 for all 6 products, with first-time investors placing in the top five for every category. Japan ranks second for both options and funds, with 42.1% and 49.2% considering them an essential investment respectively.