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.