Main bourse trials smaller trading lot size

By Dat Nguyen   May 9, 2022 | 11:53 pm PT
Main bourse trials smaller trading lot size
An investor looks at stock prices on a screen at a brokerage in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Vietnam’s main bourse Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) has asked brokerages to try out the resumption of smaller lot size as its system has stabilized following overload last year.

The trial period will be from May 9-20, and the feedback from brokerages will be submitted to the government as a request for official implementation.

A smaller lot size comprises from one to 99 stocks.

Vietnam’s three bourses HoSE, the Hanoi Stock Exchange and Unlisted Public Company Market are all using a minimum trading lot size of 100, a policy imposed since early last year when HoSE’s system experienced overload due to a surge in trading orders.

But now that HoSE’s system has stabilized, a smaller lot size means new investors can start learning to trade with small quantities to lower the risk of big losses.

Earlier this year, Deputy Minister of Finance Nguyen Duc Chi said that returning to trading with a smaller lot size is not in line with international norms, which is 100.

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