Proceedings of the 17 th International Symposium on Management (INSYMA 2020)

Superstitions and Price Clustering in the Taiwan Stock Exchange

Authors
K. Raesita, P.A. Mahadwartha
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K. Raesita
Available Online 31 January 2020.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.200127.097How to use a DOI?
Keywords
cultural price, Chinese lucky number, Chinese new year
Abstract
This paper aims to describe cultural price clustering in the Taiwan Stock Exchange. The Taiwan Stock Exchange is an excellent example of the Chinese culture-exposed market, where one of the basic superstitions is the aversion of unlucky numbers and the preference of lucky numbers. Using bulk historical closing price data in the five years, the authors documented the prevalence of price to cluster in the lucky 8 rather than the unlucky 4. The authors also documented the prevalence of price to cluster at the Chinese lucky number group (3, 6, 8, and 9) rather than the unlucky number group (4 and 7). Finally, the authors conducted a test of proportion difference among two populations to attest to the difference between cultural price clustering at the Chinese New Year event period and the non-Chinese New Year event period. The authors found significance frequencies difference of price ending in 8 during the Chinese New Year event period and the non-Chinese New Year event period.
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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 17 th International Symposium on Management (INSYMA 2020)
Series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
31 January 2020
ISBN
978-94-6252-892-5
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.200127.097How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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