The perception of dependence, investment decisions, and stock prices


Ungeheuer, Michael ; Weber, Martin



URL: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_i...
Additional URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2739130
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2017
Place of publication: Mannheim
Publishing house: Universität Mannheim
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > Internat. Finanzierung (Ruenzi)
Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences - CDSB (Business Studies)
Subject: 330 Economics
Abstract: How do investors perceive dependence between stock returns? And how does their perception of dependence affect investments and stock prices? We show experimentally that investors understand differences in dependence, but not in terms of correlation. Subjects rather assess the frequency of comovement by applying a simple counting heuristic. Consequently, they diversify more when the frequency of comovement is lower even if correlation is higher. Building on our experimental findings, we conduct an empirical analysis of 1963-2015 US stock returns revealing a robust return premium for stocks with high frequencies of comovement with the market return.

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