Document Type Master's Dissertation Author Holt, Christopher Llewellyn firstname.lastname@example.org URN etd-04082010-185145 Document Title Narratives of online trading Degree Master of Arts Department Psychology Supervisor
Advisor Name Title Dr L H Human Supervisor Keywords
- buitelandse valuta
- behavioural finance
- online trading
- aanlyn verhandeling
- gedragsgedrewe finansiŽle perspektiewe
Date 2009-09-01 Availability restricted Abstract
This narrative research project makes use of a series of memorandums to explore the experiences of two private investors who trade online. Each memorandum was externalised to Financial Freedom to allow for the research problem to be objectified.
The research question that was posed to the two participants was, ďAs a private investor trading for your own account, how do you experience online trading?Ē
One participant told a story of approaching trading in a very unsystematic manner. Much of the experience he shared dealt with his criticism of systems and his belief that these systems disadvantage people in all spheres of life.
The other participantís experience involved the importance of structure and knowledge in online trading. He preferred to have absolute control over his money and investments. He felt that knowledge and structure enable him to do this.
The research findings illustrate that every traderís experience is unique and therefore cannot be generalised, as appears to be done in current literature.
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