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Individual investors surpass their reputation: Trading behaviour on the Polish futures market

  • Bohl, Martin T.
  • Goodfellow, Christiane
  • Bialkowski, Jedrzej
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    This paper examines individual investors' trading behaviour by testing the presence of Monday and January anomalies on the Polish futures market, where individuals are the predominant trader type. Both anomalies are well established in the literature, and they are at least partially attributed to individual investors' trading activities. We conduct an intraday analysis of trading volume, open interest, returns, and return volatility on the futures market in Poland and find the contribution of individuals to market anomalies to be grossly overstated. Hence, individual investors' trading on the Polish futures market surpasses the prediction by the majority of investigations for mature stock markets.

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    Volume (Year): 34 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 480-492

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