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Volume :46 Issue : 176 2020      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Individual Investors' Attitudes towards News Processing of the Economic Journalism, Technical Analysis, and its Impact on the Investment Decision of Individual Investors: An Applied Study on Kuwait Boursa.

Auther : Dr. Anwar A. M. Al-Jazaf

Aim of the Paper: This study aims to identify the information sources that guide Individual investors in making an investment decision in Kuwait Bours, role of the economic journalism relating to Kuwait Boursa issues, fundamental and technical analysis in investors' decisions and the impact of the internal and external information on the investors' attitudes in Kuwait Boursa beside identifying the relationship between the role of the economic news and the role of technical analysis in making an investment decision. Then, the study explained the impact of technical and fundamental analysis on investment decision making in Kuwait Boursa.
Study Design: The study used the survey method.
Study Sample and Data: The study relied on the questionnaire in data collection with sample that consisted of (150) individual investor.
Results: The study results demonstrated that mass media (newspaper) is the most important source of information that guides investors to invest in Kuwait Boursa with percentage of (79.3%), followed by the self-forecast based on sensing fundamental them came the analysis. It was proved that the impact of economic news relating to Kuwait Boursa issues on investors decisions was moderate while the role of fundamental analysis impact for the same was high. It was also proved that there is positive correlation and statistic indicator between the role of economic news and the role of fundamental analysis in making decision to invest in Kuwait Boursa.
Conclusion: The study showed the importance of considering accuracy and clarity in the process of publishing and disclosing information in the media, and tightening control by the Capital Markets Authority on leaking internal information and benefiting from it by employees of these companies.


Keywords: Economic Journalism, Boursa, Technical Analysis.

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