The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in the number of UK investors. And despite the lifting of most UK restrictions, it looks like this trend is set to continue.
In a related vein, Netflix is also ranked eighth, with 650 monthly searches.
With people locked in their homes, the need for entertainment on tap has never been greater, which may have led to increased interest in Netflix as an investment.
The COVID-19 pandemic certainly appears to have had an impact on investment behavior, as Pfizer ranks ninth on the investment research list.
With 580 searches each month, Pfizer’s part in the vaccine rollout may well have sparked an investment opportunity in the minds of investors.
Environmental factors may also play a role in investment decisions, which could explain Brewdog’s high ranking, after the company announced it was now carbon negative.
Disney and Tesco round out the top ten, respectively in seventh and tenth places with 710 and 480 monthly searches.
Annie Charalambous, communications manager at ETX Capital, commented on the results.
She said: “It is interesting to see which companies the UK is most interested in investing in.
“As Google searches are ultimately dominated by those looking to cash in on the continued success of tech giants like Tesla, Amazon and Apple, the pandemic has clearly opened people’s eyes to the potential of pharmaceutical investment. “
She added: “But there are also disruptive brands like Brewdog which aspiring investors believe will continue their current success in the market.”
Here is the full list of the top ten UK investment searches:
1. Tesla – 6,820
2. Amazon – 6,750
3. Apple – 3 160
4. Rolls Royce – 1210
5. Deliveroo – 880
6. Brewdog – 880
8. Netflix – 650
9. Pfizer – 580