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To sell or not to sell? Behavior of shareholders during price collapses

By Bertrand M. Roehner

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9 pages, 1 figure.It is a common belief that the behavior of shareholders depends upon the direction of price fluctuations: if prices increase they buy, if prices decrease they sell. That belief, however, is more based on ``common sense'' than on facts. In this paper we present evidence for a specific class of shareholders which shows that the actual behavior of shareholders can be markedly different

Topics: [PHYS.COND.CM-SM] Physics [physics]/Condensed Matter [cond-mat]/Statistical Mechanics [cond-mat.stat-mech]
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing
Year: 2001
DOI identifier: 10.1142/S0129183101001390
OAI identifier: oai:HAL:hal-00125535v1
Provided by: Hal-Diderot
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