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Nabil Elwani

By admin2019 - Posted on 04 February 2015

Nabil Elwani is an information science Ph.D. candidate at the University of North Texas, Denton, TX. His areas of interest include information seeking behavior, behavioral finance, and investor sentiment. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program, Elwani received his BS in Management Information Systems from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia. In 2011, he earned a master of accounting degree from The Ohio State University, Columbus, and is a member of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. Before starting graduate school, Elwani worked as a private banker in Samba financial group, and a senior financial analyst in the National Commercial Bank in Saudi Arabia.

The Information Seeking Behavior of Individual Investors in Saudi Arabia

Investors’ decision to invest their financial resources in capital markets is a critical decision. Hence, investors should have enough information and knowledge about their future investment. The exponential growth of information, diversity of formats, availability of sophisticated information and communication technologies, immediacy, and economic barriers could affect that quality and relevancy of available information. The purpose of this quantitative study is to examine the information seeking behavior of investors in Saudi Arabia, and especially the non-advisory context of the investors’ decision making process. Empirical research in that area, and in this part of the world, is scarce, hence this study will add value and will be the beginning of more extensive research in that area.