Insider Trading Performance in the Taiwan Stock Market
AbstractThis paper investigates the performance of insider trading on the Taiwan Stock Exchange. In addition to a traditional single-factor model, the conditional Jensen's alpha approach proposed by Eckbo and Smith (1998) is employed as well. We also compare performances between mutual funds and insider portfolios. The empirical results show that insider trading does not gain any abnormal returns as found in previous studies, which is robust to weighting schemes and portfolio construction methods. Moreover, mutual funds weakly outperform insider portfolios, which leads to a conjecture that insiders may seek benefits of corporate control instead of short-term trading profits.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by College of Business, and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan in its journal International Journal of Business and Economics.
Volume (Year): 3 (2004)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
insider trading; generalized method of moments; Jensen's alpha;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
- G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
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