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Connected Stocks

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  • Miguel Anton,

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  • Christopher Polk

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By connecting stocks through common active mutual fund ownership, we forecast cross-sectional variation in return covariance, controlling for similarity in style (industry, size, value, and momentum), the extent of common analyst coverage, andother pair characteristics. We argue this covariance is due to contagion based on re- turn decompostion evidence, cross-sectional heterogeneity in the extent of the e¤ect,and the magnitude of average abnormal returns to a cross-stock reversal trading strategy exploiting information in these connections. We show that the typical long/short hedge fund covaries negatively with this strategy suggesting that hedge funds may potentially exacerbate the price dislocation we document

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  • Miguel Anton, & Christopher Polk, 2010. "Connected Stocks," FMG Discussion Papers dp651, Financial Markets Group.
  • Handle: RePEc:fmg:fmgdps:dp651
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    JEL classification:

    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading

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