The principal agent

  • Emanuel Brusewitz Collin
  • Andreas Svensson

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Problem: How can segments on Aktietorget explain how a lemon market can not only survive but grow?

    Purpose: The purpose is to try to explain how Aktietorget can grow under lemon market conditions by gauging investor groupings investment tendencies.

    Method: Quantitative archival study regarding returns and price per share depending on investor identity.

    Conclusion: Finance industry investor yields higher returns, which implicates the possibility of rational investing. This is attributed to either identity inherited capabilities or them being agents in the place of the principal. The private investor on the other hand is full principals and has a tendency towards low price per share. All other capital on Aktietorget conforms to the lottery characteristics of Aktietorget.


    Date of Award2014-Sept-09
    Original languageEnglish
    SupervisorHåkan Jankensgård (Supervisor) & Timurs Umans (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Economics and Business (502)


    • low priced stocks
    • effective markets
    • lemon market

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