Disposition effect and gender

  • Da Costa N
  • Mineto C
  • Da Silva S
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Abstract

ISSN: 1350-4851 (Print) 1466-4291 (Online) Journal homepage: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rael20 Investors seem to hold on to their losing stocks to a greater extent than they hold on to their winning stocks. This well-documented behavioural regularity is termed disposition effect (Shefrin and Statman, 1985). We set an experiment to replicate results from a previous study of the disposition effect (Weber and Camerer, 1998) and further show that a subject's gender may interfere with the effect's detection.

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Authors

  • Newton Da Costa

  • Carlos Mineto

  • Sergio Da Silva

  • Newton Da

  • Costa Jr

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