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Information, overconfidence and trading: Do the sources of information matter?

Margarida Abreu () and Victor Mendes ()

Journal of Economic Psychology, 2012, vol. 33, issue 4, 868-881

Abstract: We investigate how the strength of the positive association between frequency of trading and information acquisition is dependent on the sources of information used by investors and on investors’ overconfidence. We add to the existing literature by investigating if the positive relationship between investment in information and intensity of trading in financial assets is sensitive to the sources of information used by investors, and if this influence is different for overconfident and non-overconfident investors.

Keywords: Information; Overconfidence; Investor behavior; Trading; Sources of information (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G11 G14 D83 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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DOI: 10.1016/j.joep.2012.04.003

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