PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to review the insights provided by behavioral finance studies conducted in the last decade (2006-2015) examining behavioral variables in financial decision making.Design/methodology/approachThe literature review assesses 623 qualitative and quantitative studies published in various international refereed journals and identifies possible scope of future work.FindingsThe paper identifies stock market anomalies which contradict rational agents of modern portfolio theory at an aggregate level and behavioral mediators, influencing the financial decision making at an investor level. The paper also attempts to classify different dimensions of risk as professed by the investor.Originality/valueThe authors synthesize the contribution made by behavioral finance studies in extending the knowledge of financial market and investor behavior.
Review of Behavioral Finance – Emerald Publishing
Published: Mar 12, 2018
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