How Behavioral Factors Influence Investment Performance of Individual Investors in Pakistan Stock Market: A Moderated Mediation Approach
Keywords:Behavioral Finance, Pakistan Stock Exchange, Investors Decisions, Investment Performance and Financial Literacy
The primary objective of study is to know the influence of behavioral factors on investor’s investment decision and investment performance. Four behavioral factors as herding, prospect factors and market factors are used in this study and financial literacy as a moderating variable among the behavioral factors and investment decision. We use the questionnaire to collect primary data from individual investors actually trading in Pakistan Stock Exchange. For data analysis, we utilize AMOS software and Hayes Process tool in two stages. The findings reveal that behavioral factors positively influence investment decision and investment performance. But there is no moderating role of financial literacy. In addition to these, individual investors and security organizations can ultimately take advantage from the results of this research as a guide for their analysis and forecasting of security market trends in order to maximize the outcome and to improve their investment efficiency. Further, study recommended investigation of all investor types and in all financial markets including the behaviors of institutional investors along with behavioral financial factors; we should consider some economic factors that could have an impact on investors' decisions.
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