Impact of psychological factors on investment decision in the Malaysian stock market

Leong, Yi Wen (2014) Impact of psychological factors on investment decision in the Malaysian stock market. Masters thesis, Multimedia University.

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Abstract

Traditional finance theories believe that investors behave rationally in making decisions and all trading activities are based on the available information in the market. However, in the real world, individuals make tons of irrational decisions subconsciously and this even occurs when making an investment decision. Investors’ decision making may be driven by behavioral prejudice. The primary objective of this study is to investigate the psychological factors that influence investment decisions in the Malaysian stock market, Bursa Malaysia. Psychological factors such as representativeness, availability, risk aversion, herd behavior and conservatism have been selected in this study to examine how these behaviors affect the decision making of investors. Data are collected through survey questionnaires from 254 respondents who have traded stocks in Bursa Malaysia.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Call. No: HD30.23 L46 2014
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28-70 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28-70 Management. Industrial Management > HD30.23 Decision making
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM) > MBA Programme
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2014 02:05
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2015 04:55
URI: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/5667

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