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Using Mobiles Can Improve Individual Trader’s Performance:  A Case Study of the Use of Mobile Apps by Spread Traders Event

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Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Date:
26 November 2014
Venue:
Room 3057, Building 4 (Law), Highfield, University of Southampton

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Dr Ian G.J. Dawson on +44 (0) 23 8059 8094 .

Event details

Juan Carlos Moreno Paredes, a Research Fellow at the Centre for Risk Research, will deliver a seminar in which he will demonstrate how spread traders can improve their performance with the assistance of mobile apps.

Juan Carlos will explain that behaviour of individual investors in financial markets has been investigated by several researchers, observing habits like the Disposition Effect: the tendency of investors to sell winning and hold losing positions, leading to poor trading performance. He will argue that past studies demonstrate that expertise, learning and sophistication of the traders can reduce this tendency and improve trader performance. In his recent study, Juan Carlos and his colleagues found strong empirical evidence that suggests using mobile apps, as a trading tool, enables individual investors to improve their trading performance in terms of both achieving higher returns and reducing the Disposition Effect.

Juan Carlos holds a degree in Applied Mathematics, an MSc in Operational Research and an MSc in Risk Management. He has previously worked for Movilnet Telecom as a Planning and Strategic Specialist, and for Mercantil Financial Services as a Risk Analytics Specialist. He has been a PhD student at the University of Southampton since 2012 where he is now employed in the Centre for Risk Research as a Research Fellow.

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Speaker information

Juan Carlos Moreno Paredes,Risk Research Fellow

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