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Financial Advice and Stock Market Participation

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  • Dimitris Georgarakos

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  • Roman Inderst

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We introduce professional financial advice in households? choice to hold risky financial assets. Consistent with the predictions from a formal model, we present evidence that households? trust in financial advice only matters when their perceived own financial capability is low. Instead, for households with higher financial capability, only the perception of legal protection in financial markets matters for stock market participation. Our empirical analysis highlights economically significant differences in households? perception of their rights as consumers of financial services, even when their objective circumstances should not be much different.

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Paper provided by Central Bank of Luxembourg in its series BCL working papers with number 51.

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Length: 46 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2011
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Handle: RePEc:bcl:bclwop:bclwp051

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Keywords: Financial Advice; Trust; Consumer Protection; Household Finance;

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