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Trading on Short-Term Information

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  • Alexander Gümbel

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This paper shows that investors may want fund managers to acquire and trade on short-term instead of more profitable long-term information. This improves learning about managerial ability from performance observations, for two reasons. Firstly, short-term information is of higher quality, which allows the investor to draw sharper inferences over a manager's type. Secondly, performance observations under long-term informed trade are contaminated by noise contained in prices, which further weakens inference. The paper thus explicitly links the degree of short-term information dissemination to the profitability and the learning implications of short-term versus long-term informed trading.

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Article provided by Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen in its journal Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics.

Volume (Year): 161 (2005)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 428-

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Handle: RePEc:mhr:jinste:urn:sici:0932-4569(200509)161:3_428:tosi_2.0.tx_2-p

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Cited by:
  1. John Thanassoulis, 2011. "Industrial Structure, Executives' Pay And Myopic Risk Taking," Economics Series Working Papers 571, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
  2. Casamatta, Catherine & Pouget, Sébastien, 2009. "Fund Managers' Contracts and Financial Markets' Short-Termism," IDEI Working Papers 553, Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse, revised Feb 2011.
  3. Casamatta, Catherine & Pouget, Sébastien, 2009. "Fund Managers' Contracts and Short-Termism," TSE Working Papers 09-042, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).

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