“With each crisis . . . the public becomes more informed about the various instruments and options they have to manage and grow their wealth.” - OCBC Securities’ Keeve Tan
“The unprecedented volatility earlier this year has presented investors with many opportunities to profit from short-term price movements.” - Phillip Futures’ Benjamin Yeo
BROKERAGES are seeing a surge in the use of derivatives in uncertain times - a trend that they say reflects a lift in sophistication of retail investors here. But the risks of losses on these products are also higher, and the products are sometimes not well understood.