Understanding Traders' Preferences, Knowledge, and Investment Behavior

Last registered on May 05, 2022

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Understanding Traders' Preferences, Knowledge, and Investment Behavior
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0009230
Initial registration date
April 29, 2022

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
May 05, 2022, 8:47 AM EDT

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.

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Primary Investigator

Affiliation

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation

Additional Trial Information

Status
On going
Start date
2020-08-01
End date
2022-09-30
Secondary IDs
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
Abstract
We use laboratory experiments and survey questions to study the preferences, knowledge, and behavior of retail traders.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Goodman, Aaron and Indira Puri. 2022. "Understanding Traders' Preferences, Knowledge, and Investment Behavior." AEA RCT Registry. May 05. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.9230
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2022-05-01
Intervention End Date
2022-07-31

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
- Choices between monetary gambles
- Stated knowledge
- Stated investment behavior
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
We measure traders' preferences and their knowledge and investment behavior, focusing on certain markets.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Computer
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
n/a
Sample size: planned number of observations
600 clean responses
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
See attached pdf
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
Supporting Documents and Materials

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IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
IRB Approval Date
2022-01-27
IRB Approval Number
E-3763