Inside the Mind of Investors During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from the StockTwits Data

  title={Inside the Mind of Investors During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from the StockTwits Data},
  author={Hasan A. Fallahgoul},
  booktitle={The Journal of Financial Data Science},
The authors study investor beliefs—sentiment and disagreement—about stock market returns during the COVID-19 pandemic using a large number of investor messages, about 3.7 million, on a social media investing platform, StockTwits. The rich and multimodal features of StockTwits data allow the authors to explore the evolution of sentiment and disagreement within and across investors, sectors, and even industries. The authors find that sentiment (disagreement) has a sharp decrease (increase) across… 

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