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Market Timing and Selectivity Performance: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Malaysian Unit Trust Funds

  • Soo-Wah Low
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    This study examines the extent to which fund characteristics contributes to explaining fund returns differentiated by managers´ stock picking and market timing abilities. The findings show that funds characterized by high exposures to broad market movements have good timing returns but show poor selectivity performance, suggesting the presence of activity specialization among fund managers. It is shown that large funds enhance managers´ timing returns, reflecting the efficiencies of large funds in responding to market-wide movements. However, as the size of the fund gets larger, managers find it more challenging to identify worthwhile investments and hence results in poor selectivity performance.

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    Article provided by University of Economics, Prague in its journal Prague Economic Papers.

    Volume (Year): 2012 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 205-219

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