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Distance, Language, and Culture Bias: The Role of Investor Sophistication

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  • Mark Grinblatt
  • Matti Keloharju

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This paper documents that investors are more likely to hold, buy and sell the stocks of Finnish firms that are located close to the investor, that communicate in the investor's native tongue, and that have chief executives of the same cultural backgrou

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Paper provided by Yale School of Management in its series Yale School of Management Working Papers with number ysm142.

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Date of creation: 01 May 2000
Date of revision: 01 Nov 2001
Handle: RePEc:ysm:somwrk:ysm142

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  1. Tesar, Linda L. & Werner, Ingrid M., 1995. "Home bias and high turnover," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 14(4), pages 467-492, August.
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  4. Grinblatt, Mark & Keloharju, Matti, 2000. "The investment behavior and performance of various investor types: a study of Finland's unique data set," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 55(1), pages 43-67, January.
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