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Buoyant markets see return of day traders

20 May 2013 Last updated at 11:23 BST

The upswing in global stock markets continues with another strong start to the week that has seen shares climbing in Asia.

It follows another record-breaking week, when shares in New York hit an all-time high on Friday.

In London, the FTSE 100 index hit its highest level in more than five-and-a-half years and the boom has lured back day traders.

Philip Hampsheir reports.