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Investment style of Jordanian mutual funds

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  • Ishaq Hacini

    () (University of Mascara, Algeria)

  • Khadra Dahou

    () (University of Tlemcen, Algeria)

  • Mohamed Benbouziane

    () (University of Tlemcen, Algeria)

Abstract

The study investigates the mutual funds investment style in the Jordanian context. It uses monthly returns of five mutual funds from July 2000 to December 2009. To do so, it employs the 4-factors model with explanatory variables the market portfolio return, a small minus large capitalization indicator variable, a high minus low book-to-market indicator variable, and a variable that account for momentum effect. These factors are used as benchmarks to investigate the investment style. The results indicate that mutual funds returns tend to follow those of the market portfolio. In terms of investment style, mutual funds managers tend to favor small capitalization stocks, past winners stocks, and low book-to-market ratio stocks, respectively.

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  • Ishaq Hacini & Khadra Dahou & Mohamed Benbouziane, 2012. "Investment style of Jordanian mutual funds," International Journal of Business and Economic Sciences Applied Research (IJBESAR), Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology (EMATTECH), Kavala, Greece, vol. 5(2), pages 113-127, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:tei:journl:v:5:y:2012:i:2:p:113-127
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    Keywords

    Mutual funds; 4-factors Model; Investment Style; Market portfolio; Size; Book-to- Market; Momentum;

    JEL classification:

    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors

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