Title: European stock market dynamics: implications of overconfidence and the disposition effect for turnover

Authors: Moatemri Ouarda; Abdelfeteh El Bori

Addresses: Faculty of Economics and Management of Sfax, Laboratory COFFIT, University of Sfax, Street of airport, km 4.5, LP 1088, Sfax 3018, Tunisia ' Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Sfax, Street of airport, km 4.5, LP 1088, Sfax 3018, Tunisia

Abstract: The main objective of this study is to determine whether the effects of overconfidence bias and the disposition effect continue to exist on the European market. This implies focusing more on the analysis of the possible implications of these biases on the transaction volume. The effects of overconfidence bias will be examined in the interaction of stock returns and trading volume. Vector autoregression (VAR) models and impulse-response functions are used to detect the effects of overconfidence bias. However, distinguishing the effects of overconfidence from the disposition effect is achieved in a more robust dynamic panel data approach. The main rediscovery of our analysis shows that excessive trading volume is attributed to the overconfidence bias more than to the disposition effect. Nevertheless, the effects of these two anomalies on the movements of trading volume are different depending on whether a situation is characterised by a high or low volatility.

Keywords: turnover; overconfidence; disposition effect; volatility; panel data approach; European stock markets; stock market dynamics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBAF.2014.061436

International Journal of Behavioural Accounting and Finance, 2014 Vol.4 No.2, pp.133 - 152

Received: 25 Feb 2013
Accepted: 18 Oct 2013

Published online: 30 Apr 2015 *

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