Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/71151
Authors: 
Lee, Carmen
Kräussl, Roman
Paas, Leo
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
CFS Working Paper 2012/17
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the effect of anticipated/experienced regret and pride on individual investors' decisions to hold or sell a winning or losing investment, in the form of the disposition effect. As expected the results suggest that in the loss domain, low anticipated regret predicts a greater probability of selling a losing investment. While in the gain domain, high anticipated pride indicates a greater probability of selling a winning investment. The effects of high experienced regret/pride on the selling probability are found as well. An unexpected finding is that regret (pride) seems to be not only relevant for the loss (gain) domain, but also for the gain (loss) domain. In addition, this paper presents evidence of interconnectedness between anticipated and experienced emotions. The authors discuss the implications of these findings and possible avenues for further research.
Subjects: 
Regret
Pride
Disposition Effect
Risky Decision
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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