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Tapas Mohapatra

Already checked your twitter account today? – The influence of social interactions

For many, social media have become an indispensable part of their daily lives. As a consequence, not only the private life, but also the professional world has become subject to the increasing influence of it. With regard to financial markets,… Continue Reading →

Is Attention an End Game?

The internet has helped investors to access information about stocks more easily. We have repeatedly looked into internet searches as a proxy for attention – and on how they affect liquidity and volatility. Today, we look at the type of… Continue Reading →

It’s in the Structure – Predicting Bitcoins via Social Media

Yes, social media can predict returns in financial markets – as we discussed in a previous post. The general mechanism: investors gather information via social media, or social media captures their attention. Social media as a news channel? But which… Continue Reading →

Attention or Returns – What’s First? A Granger Causality Analysis

What came first? The chicken or the egg? In financial markets, we sometimes ask a similar question. Does investor attention affect market returns? Or do extreme market returns draw investor attention? Nadia Vozlyublennaia tries to solve this question in her… Continue Reading →

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