Replication Package for “Do the Rich Gamble in the Stock Market? Low Risk Anomalies and Wealthy Households”
Replication Package for the paper “Do the Rich Gamble in the Stock Market? Low Risk Anomalies and Wealthy Households” by Turan G. Bali, A. Doruk Gunaydin, Thomas Jansson, and Yigitcan Karabulut. Abstract of the paper: Contrary to the theoretical principle that higher risk is compensated with higher expected return, the literature shows that low-risk stocks outperform high-risk stocks. Using a large-scale household dataset, we provide an explanation for this puzzling result that the anomalous negative risk-return relation is only confined to those stocks predominantly held by rich households, whereas the anomaly disappears for stocks held by non-rich households and institutional investors. We find that social status concern of rich households and the induced lottery preference explain wealthy investors’ demand for high-risk stocks, leading to overpricing and low future returns for such stocks. The full paper can be found at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/Papers.cfm?abstract_id=3664501.
Steps to reproduce
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