Stock message board recommendations and share trading activity

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dc.contributor.author Thapa, Kiran
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-04T06:39:34Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-04T06:39:34Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/23397
dc.description University of Technology, Sydney. UTS Business School. en_US
dc.description.abstract The efficiency of capital markets is largely attributable to an effective information network that exists among market participants that include fund managers, analysts, and investors. The role of many market participants is to improve the flow of information to assist the market in becoming aware of, and understanding, information. In this work, we look at the role of message boards in improving market efficiency. We examine the impact of message boards on stock returns, volatility, trading volume and liquidity. The overall findings of our study are that message boards serve no useful purpose for stock returns and liquidity. However, message boards do seem to add risk to share trading by increasing the turnover and share price volatility. We also observe that message board participants are likely to follow the stock market activity. Our results make one think that participation in message boards serves more for social purposes such as interaction with like-minded investors, general amusement etc than anything else. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Stock message boards. en
dc.subject Online discussion forum. en
dc.subject Share trading. en
dc.subject Market efficiency.
dc.title Stock message board recommendations and share trading activity en_US
dc.type Thesis (PhD) en_US


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