Börsens nya profeter : En kvalitativ studie om nyblivna småsparares agerande på aktiemarknaden

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för ekonomistyrning och logistik (ELO)

Sammanfattning: Background: Many new investors have been introduced to the stock marketlately. Lots of them only possess some knowledge about stocks and havetherefore started to gather information from influencers on various socialmedia. The information contains, among other things, future forecasts, whichmeans that new investors can easily base their investment decisions on whatis published by these influencers. Purpose: The purpose of the study has been to study and explain what makesnew investors rely on influencers' opinions. This is done with the help oftheory and our empirical data. Method: New investors with up to five years' experience have beeninterviewed according to a semi-structure and then studied together withselected behavioral economic and communicative theories. During the courseof the study, we have used an abductive approach, which means that we haveswitched between theory and empirical data. Conclusion: The study has led to the conclusion that new investors have agreat tendency to be influenced by influencers on social media when makingtheir financial decisions. We have come to the conclusion that it is possiblethat the position of influencers has a decisive factor if the new investors areto buy a share or not. When new investors express that they have a lack ofknowledge in the financial market, they turn to influencers when makingdecisions.

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