The Effect of Earnings Announcement Distraction on Individual Trading Behaviour: An Attention-based Hypothesis
Research has shown that trading decisions by individual investors are influenced by behavioural factors such as attention effects. The literature examining the effects of attention on individual trading behaviour measures attention using proxies such as abnormal trading volume and stocks covered in the media. These proxies do not separate the effect of trading due to changing fundamentals from attention-based trading. I use the distraction caused by earning...[Show more]
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