Inside mind of investors during COVID-19

Monash University

We have all seen the global impact of COVID-19 on world markets and watched the horrific images of Depression-style unemployment queues as countries around the world seek to save their economies with multi-billion dollar bail out packages.

But what is happening inside the minds of investors during these tumultuous times and how would you measure it?

Dr Hasan Fallahgoul is a mathematician in the Monash University School of Mathematics Centre for Quantitative Finance and Investment Strategies.

He has been analysing ‘StockTwits’ – a social media platform designed for sharing ideas between investors, traders, and entrepreneurs.

He has just published a 32-page paper which took a deep dive into posts on StockTwits during the pandemic to explore investor beliefs, sentiment and disagreement.

“There are several unexplored and exciting directions

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