Attracting attention from peers: Excitement in social trading

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I study the impact of peers showing interest in investors’ trading on the latters’ future trading activities. To this end, I investigate the trading patterns of investors who attract attention of their peers on a social trading platform. My empirical findings suggest that social traders who draw attention of their peers show an increased trading activity and are more willing to take risks. This finding may be explained by investors becoming more excited about trading once they receive attention from their peers.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Pages (from-to)158-179
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 05.2019

    Research areas

  • Emotions, Excitement, Investor behavior, Social interaction, Trading activity
  • Management studies