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Investor-fans? An examination of the performance of publicly traded English Premier League teams

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  • Richard Zuber
  • Patrick Yiu
  • Reinhold Lamb
  • John Gandar
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    This paper considers the game-related performance of the publicly traded teams in the English Premier League. It is found that the price behaviour of the publicly traded soccer team market to be very insensitive to game outcomes in terms of both returns and trading volume. It is believed that the results point to a new type of investor in professional sports - these investor fans do not trade on information that may affect cash flows but, rather, appear to obtain value from mere ownership.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Financial Economics.

    Volume (Year): 15 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 5 ()
    Pages: 305-313

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:apfiec:v:15:y:2005:i:5:p:305-313

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    1. Page, Lionel, 2009. "Is there an optimistic bias on betting markets?," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 102(2), pages 70-72, February.
    2. Pedro Godinho & Pedro Cerqueira, 2014. "The Impact of Expectations, Match Importance and Results in the Stock Prices of European Football Teams," GEMF Working Papers 2014-09, GEMF - Faculdade de Economia, Universidade de Coimbra.
    3. Fung, Ka Wai Terence & Demir, Ender & Lau, Marco Chi Keung & Chan, Kwok Ho, 2013. "An Examination of Sports Event Sentiment: Microeconomic Evidence from Borsa Istanbul," MPRA Paper 52874, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Antonio Samagaio & Eduardo Couto & Jorge Caiado, 2009. "Sporting, financial and stock market performance in English football: an empirical analysis of structural relationships," CEMAPRE Working Papers 0906, Centre for Applied Mathematics and Economics (CEMAPRE), School of Economics and Management (ISEG), Technical University of Lisbon.

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