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Commonality in individuals' trading: A systematic path between behavioral bias and expected returns

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  • Chae, Joon
  • Yang, Cheol-Won

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This paper investigates whether there is commonality in the trading of individual investors. To test for the existence of trading commonality, we apply three different methods employed in assessments of commonality in liquidity. Using actual individual trading in the Korean stock market, we demonstrate the strong commonality in individual trading. Additionally, we find evidence that commonality in individual trading predicts future stock returns, and its' predictability is significant in medium-size stocks. The Korean market also shows strong commonality in liquidity, but it has little relation to commonality in individual trading in explaining stock returns.

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  • Chae, Joon & Yang, Cheol-Won, 2013. "Commonality in individuals' trading: A systematic path between behavioral bias and expected returns," Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 21(1), pages 1008-1023.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:pacfin:v:21:y:2013:i:1:p:1008-1023
    DOI: 10.1016/j.pacfin.2012.07.003
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    1. Benson, Karen & Faff, Robert & Smith, Tom, 2015. "Injecting liquidity into liquidity research," Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 35(PB), pages 533-540.

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    Keywords

    Commonality; Individual trading; Stock return; Predictability; Liquidity;

    JEL classification:

    • G02 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Behavioral Finance: Underlying Principles
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates

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