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Millennials’ Interest in Investment amid the Pandemic

Pandu Patria Sjahrir

PanduYesterday I had the opportunity to have a discussion with @IDNTimes associates in the Ngobrol Seru program about investing during a pandemic. I found it very interesting to see the young people, or the so-called “millennials”, talking about their interest in investing in the capital market.

I remember when I first started investing Rp. 5 million at a relatively young age, specifically 20 years old. I was earning the money from working. However, my first experience of investing did not lead to immediate success.

It taught me not only to listen to what other people say but also to review various information. Furthermore, the most important thing is the continuity of learning to be able to analyze the company’s financial reports, prospectus, and productivity. Like choosing a relationship partner, we must consider the origin, status, and quality when choosing a company to invest in.

For millennials who are interested in investing in the capital market, I suggest you invest in companies with strong fundamentals and cultivate a long-term mindset. I personally choose to be a long-term person and prefer companies that can provide returns on investment within 5-10 years.

In mid-2020, the number of investors in Indonesia has only reached approximately 3 million people or about 1%. This is the responsibility of executors in the capital market to tackle that issue; what is more, I have a plan to get millennials interested in investing.

“In mid-2020, the number of investors in Indonesia has only reached approximately 3 million people or about 1%..”

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