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Differences in Behavioral biases in Investment Decision Making: Gender and Occupation perspective

Authors: Shailesh Rastogi

Journal: Journal of International Business and Economy

Publication date: 2015

Publisher: Journal of International Business and Economy

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Abstract:

Investments and Investment decision making come a long way in last few decades. The practical deviation from the established norms of conventional finance made the people know that the investors’ buying behavior cannot be understood only by conventional finance theories. Studies strongly support the presence of behavioral aspects in the investment decision making process and behavioral finance provides solution to many-aproblems hitherto not answered appropriately by the conventional finance theory. Moreover, it was also propounded that the behavioral biases vary across gender and occupation of the investors. This study provides evidences for the existence of biases and also provides with the evidences that behavioral biases are not affected by the combined categories of gender and occupation.