Gamble backfires for AIB’s small shareholders

The number of small shareholders investing in AIB grew by 13 per cent last year as retail investors’ attempts to take advantage of its falling share price backfired.

21st March, 2009

The number of small shareholders investing in AIB grew by 13 per cent last year as retail investors’ attempts to take advantage of its falling share price backfired.

Figures released by the bank last week showed the number of investors with holdings of 10,000 shares or less grew from 76,000 to almost 86,500 over the course of 2008. A holding of 10,000 shares would have been worth €156,700 at the start of the year but...

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