This study aimed to identify the factors affecting the decisions of investors in the financial markets in the United Arab Emirates and the degree of impact of those factors. The researcher used descriptive and analytical statistics methods to measure and indicate the extent to which the trends of the statistical samples are approved on a range of factors to determine the degree to which each of them affects investment decisions in the stock market. The results of the study showed that the categories of economic, market, and other factors affect the decisions of investors to varying degrees, but the availability of short-term investment opportunities, the dividends announced and the procedures followed by the financial market to protect stock prices from manipulation and the presence of financial analysts licensed in the market and provide official information on listed companies in the market highly affect spoofing decisions of investors, while the availability of economic data, the daily time of trading, the role of brokerage companies, rumors and psychological aspects very weakly affect the decisions of investors. The study provided several recommendations, the most important of which is the establishment of a specialized unit in the financial market to support investors, train them, educate them and provide them with the necessary information in addition to imposing binding procedures and laws for financial brokerage companies to hire licensed financial analysts working within a mechanism supervised by the management of the financial market, as well as recommended the establishment of a unified electronic trading platform between the financial market and brokerage companies in addition to the continuous activation of the role of visual media in raising awareness and guiding investors through special economic programs.
Al Zaidanin, Jamil
"The Factors Affecting the Decisions of Individual Investors in the UAE Financial Markets (An Empirical Study of a Sample of Investors in Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange),"
An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities): Vol. 36:
10, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/anujr_b/vol36/iss10/5