The influence of investor's behavioral biases on the usefulness of the dual moving average crossovers

Kotaro Miwa, Kazuhiro Ueda

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Abstract

The so called Dual Moving Average Crossovers are said to be useful signals for forecasting trends of stock prices, as one of the technical analysis methods. First, we examined the usefulness of these crossovers by using historical daily closing price data and tick by tick price data of Japanese stocks. The results revealed that these crossovers were useful as confirmatory signals for forecasting market trends. Second, we tried to identify the underlying reasons for the usefulness of the crossovers. A model, which followed the Efficient Market Hypothesis, was found to fail to generate the price fluctuation where the crossovers were useful. We then developed a model that incorporated investor's suspicion about current price validity and two famous behavioral biases: conservativeness and representativeness. We identified the mechanism that those crossovers were closely related to investor's suspicion and the behavioral biases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-75
Number of pages9
JournalNew Generation Computing
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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