As the Chairman of the Capital Markets Board (CMB), İbrahim Ömer Gönül is urging investors to approach the stock market with a logical investment strategy. With an increasing number of people seeking new ways to grow their money, Gönül acknowledged that the interest in public offerings and the stock market has been driven by this desire for growth. However, he emphasized the importance of careful market regulation and evaluated companies’ ability to meet market demands and necessary conditions before approving public offerings.
Gönül also highlighted one significant trend brought about by increasing public offerings in Turkey: an influx of new investors who may not have basic investment knowledge. He warned these investors to approach public offerings with the mindset of professional investors and seek guidance from financial professionals. When asked about the CMB’s future approach to approval processes, Gönül reiterated the importance of caution in their principles and commitment to continue acting cautiously.
Furthermore, Gönül addressed the challenges posed by large volume transactions and movements in the stock market, emphasizing the need to closely monitor developments and work with the stock exchange to maintain market stability. Overall, Gönül’s statements underscored the importance of approaching public offerings and investments with a rational, well-informed strategy while also highlighting the need for cautious market regulation.