Should We Care? Psychological Barriers in Stock Markets

Posted: 22 Feb 2008

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Philip A. Stork

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, School of Business and Economics; Tinbergen Institute

Kees C. G. Koedijk

Tilburg University - Department of Finance

Abstract

For three out of five major stockmarkets it is found that those levels which are a multitude of a hundred are approached and transgressed infrequently. We explicitly test for the effect of sample bias and conduct a forecasting experiment.

Keywords: psychological barriers, stock markets

JEL Classification: G14

Suggested Citation

Stork, Philip A. and Koedijk, Kees G., Should We Care? Psychological Barriers in Stock Markets. Economics Letters, Vol. 44, No. 4, 1994. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1095947

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Kees G. Koedijk

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