Theories Explaining Stock Price Behavior: A Review of the Literature

  • Fatima Ruhani Ph.D. Candidate, School of Business Innovation and Technopreneurship, University Malaysia Perlis, Kangar, Malaysia
  • Md. Aminul Islam Islam Associate Professor, School of Business Innovation and Technopreneurship, University Malaysia Perlis, Kangar, Malaysia
  • Tunku Salha Tunku Ahmad Senior Lecturer and Dean, School of Business Innovation and Technopreneurship, University Malaysia Perlis, Kangar, Malaysia
Keywords: Stock Price Behavior, Volatility, Financial Theory. Modern Financial Economics


Estimation of stock price behavior is important for several reasons and for different stakeholders in the market. Many studies are trying to put forward theories to explain this phenomenon and more still have tried to use these theories in order to predict future changes in prices. The growing linkages of national markets in currency, commodity and stock with world markets and the existence of common players, have given stock price behavior a new property – that of its speedy transmissibility across markets. The present study aims to review the existing literature of the theories explaining stock price behavior. To review the literature, this study presented the theories in two different eras. First era is the pre modern era in financial theory and the second one is the theories in modern financial economics with technological development


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Ruhani, F., Islam, M. A. I., & Tunku Ahmad, T. S. (2018). Theories Explaining Stock Price Behavior: A Review of the Literature. International Journal of Islamic Banking and Finance Research, 2(2), 51-64.
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