Financial Media Sensationalism – Rumor Has It….

Published on Apr 11, 2016

Organized by Columbia Business School faculty Paul Glasserman, Harry Mamaysky, and Paul Tetlock, the News and Finance: How the Media Affects Markets conference brought together journalists, academics, and finance leaders to exchange perspectives on the dissemination of news and its influence on markets.
Denis Sosyura, Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Michigan Ross School of Business, presented “Rumor Has It: Sensationalism in Financial Media.”

Financial Media Sensationalism

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10:10of unique Articles remaining ones are reproductions and about a hundred media
10:18sources because truth this article originally like to show that the
10:25majority of rumors never come true so the approximately seven seventy percent
10:31are gone they’re not followed by an offer that leader so what
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13:22identity of traders that so this is we went to a consulting firm that received
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13:39hedge funds and those institutions to report all of your trips so we’re able
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13:59net sellers
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14:12next on the rumor is likely buyer will be other side of the tree is likely to
14:23be taking retail investors which is consistent with this notion that are
14:28written for the average reader of the newspapers retail industrial ones that
14:35are trading of this news we’re pretty sure so what are the characteristics
14:46that predict whether a rumor will be realized using journalists at the next
14:59table at the characteristics of the characteristics we included in the
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Financial Media Sensationalism

Financial Media Sensationalism - Rumor Has It....
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