Investors Snap Up AIM Shares for Their ISA

This week investors could buy AIM shares to hold in their ISA for the first time - and mining shares were the most popular

Emma Wall 7 August, 2013 | 2:52PM

As of Monday, companies listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) can be held in an ISA wrapper. 

The Share Centre saw a 164% increase in the number of AIM-listed stock purchases that day, while Hargreaves Lansdown recorded minerals and mining stocks as the most popular options. Topping the top 10 AIM shares were Amur Minerals and Berkeley Mineral Resources. The Share Centre saw increased inflows into AIM listed company Sirius Minerals.

AIM is the most successful stock market in the world in terms of growth. Since its launch in 1995 with just 10 stocks, more than 3,000 companies from all over the world have joined.

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