Influence of perceived past portfolio returns on investing decisions in Malaysia under the presence of behavioural biases and preferences for firm characteristics

Mohammad Tariqul Islam, Khan (2015) Influence of perceived past portfolio returns on investing decisions in Malaysia under the presence of behavioural biases and preferences for firm characteristics. PhD thesis, Multimedia University.

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Abstract

Stockholding participation among retail investors in the Malaysian stock market has been low with a large number of inactive trading accounts. Stock market liquidity has been reduced; retail investors have lost their opportunities on stockholding premium and have ultimately held undiversified portfolios. To address these issues, this study investigates investors’ preference for firm characteristics, optimism and overconfidence as potential determinants of their trading activity, financial risk taking, and asset allocation in the Malaysian stock market. The study then investigates the role of perceived past portfolio returns on investors’ preferences for firm characteristics, optimism, overconfidence and investing decisions. Ultimately, the study investigates the mediating effects between perceived past portfolio returns and investing decisions. This study is more comprehensive as previous literature has only considered one of these determinants in investing decisions. This study also investigates the mediating channels between perceived past portfolio returns and investing decisions, which are empirically lacking in the literature.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information: Call No.: HG4529 M64 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investment analysis
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG4501-6051 Investment, capital formation, speculation
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2016 09:26
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2016 09:26
URI: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/6341

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