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Abstract

This research aims to test the student-investors' behaviour in making investment decisions. Information derived from rumours and news is used to test decisions made by students-investors. The data for this study is obtained through questionnaires distributed to a sample of 83 respondents out of a total population of 104 Widyatama University students enrolled as an active investor in Indonesia Stock Exchange. The sampling is made using purposive random sampling method to meet the criteria established by the researchers. The results show that the rumours and news information has positive influence on decisions made by the student-investor. Using this theoretical framework, it is concluded that the behaviour of student-investors in making investment decisions is consistent with those much more experienced investors on the Exchange.

Keywords: Behaviour student investors, investor student, investor behaviour, investment

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