Special Issue "Behavioral Determinants of Individual Trading Decisions"

A special issue of Journal of Risk and Financial Management (ISSN 1911-8074). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Economics and Finance".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Doron Sonsino
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Guest Editor
Department of Economics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, P.O. Box 653, Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel
Interests: Financial decision; Experimental and behavioral finance; Risk and uncertainty

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Empirical research has shown that private investors are susceptible to behavioral biases that damage their portfolio performance. Experiments and surveys complement the empirical evidence by exploring trading decisions while controlling for variables that are absent in empirical records. This Special Issue aims at providing new insights into the determinants of private investors’ trading decisions using controlled experiments and investors’ surveys. Framed-field experiments or surveys where the participants make decisions on real market data are especially welcomed.

Specific topics include risk perception and trading; confidence, overconfidence, and excessive trading; the role of forecasts in individual trading decisions; personality effects; mental accounting; market familiarity and perceived competence; professional advice vs. independent portfolio management; comparative analysis of buy and sell decisions; trading as entertainment; and saliency effects on trading.

Prof. Doron Sonsino
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Behavioral finance
  • Experimental finance
  • Behavioral bias
  • Trading decisions

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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