This paper investigates two behavioral biases—the disposition effect and herding—using the Mt. Gox data between 2011–2013 in the bitcoin cryptocurrency market. Using trade round-trip and survival analysis, it shows the market exhibits a reverse disposition effect in bullish periods and the usual positive disposition effect in bearish periods. It finds evidence of herding in bearish as well as bullish periods using a return dispersion model. Additionally, it shows that herding moves along the market trend. Herding increases in both bullish and bearish periods when the bitcoin price increases and decreases, respectively.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Journal of Industrial and Business Economics|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2020|
- Cryptocurrency market
- Disposition effect
- Herding behavior