A Study of Investor Sentiments and Stock Market Behavior

10 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2015

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Sharad Gupta

Lincoln University College, Malaysia

Manjari Sharma

Lincoln University College, Malaysia

Date Written: July 20, 2015

Abstract

This paper highlights the presence of investors’ sentiments in the stock market with empirical evidences. Further it lays down the importance of stock market investment with the proper understanding of the sentiments.

In this new millennium, with high speed technology which provides easy accessibility and financial products like credit derivatives and commodity market, capital market becomes an inseparable part of life for each and every individual. From the street hawkers who sell popcorn, ice cream, tea, vegetables, etc. to the business tycoons who manufactures consumer and producer based products and services; it would not be wrong if this market is regarded as a center of attraction for everyone. Whether a person is dealing in capital market or not, day-to-day changes and movements in the stock market will keep influencing the prices of all categories of products and services and thus all people get inevitably affected and related to the stock market, directly or indirectly. Thus it can be seen that there is a presence of awareness among common people but in the twenty-first century, time demands as well as dynamic nature of money and capital market demands for the awareness in its true sense about the stock market among common people.

Keywords: Stock market behavior, investor sentiments

JEL Classification: E44, G10, H39, M20

Suggested Citation

Gupta, Sharad and Sharma, Manjari, A Study of Investor Sentiments and Stock Market Behavior (July 20, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2633797 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2633797

Sharad Gupta

Lincoln University College, Malaysia ( email )

Taman Mayank
Petaling Jaya
Malaysia

Manjari Sharma (Contact Author)

Lincoln University College, Malaysia ( email )

Taman Mayank
Petaling Jaya
Malaysia

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