Social Sentiment and Stock Trading via Mobile Phones

Kim Kwansoo, Sang-Yong Tom Lee, Robert J. Kauffman

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What happens when uninformed investors trade stocks via mobile phones? Do they react to social sentiment differently than more informed traders in traditional trading? Based on 16,817 data observations and econometric analysis for the trading of 251 equities in Korea over 39 days, we present evidence of herding behavior among uninformed traders in the mobile channel. The results indicate that mobile traders seem more easily swayed by changing social sentiment. In addition, stock trading in the traditional channel probably influences sentiment formation in the market overall. Mobile traders follow signals in social media suggesting that they engage in less beneficial herding behavior, based on evidence that we obtained for the occurrence of more negative feedback trading. This allows us to offer a new interpretation of how mobile channel stock trading works, and open a new portal for analytics with digital data related to the trading behavior of different investors.
UdgivelsesstedSan Diego, USA
UdgiverAssociation for Information Systems
Antal sider11
StatusUdgivet - 2022
Udgivet eksterntJa


  • Econometric analysis
  • Herding behavior
  • Investor reactions
  • Machine learning
  • Mobile channel
  • Social media
  • Social sentiment
  • Stock trading
  • Uninformed traders
  • Value traders