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Herding of institutional traders: New evidence from daily data

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  • Kremer, Stephanie

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This paper sheds new light on herding of institutional investors by using a unique database that identifies every transaction made by financial institutions in the German stock market. First, the analysis reveals that herding behavior of institutions occurs daily. Second, replication of the analysis with low-frequency and anonymous transaction data indicates that previous studies overestimate herding. Third, our results suggest that herding by large financial institutions mainly results from shared preference and investment styles. Fourth, a panel analysis shows that herding on the sell side in stocks is positively related to past returns and past volatility, whereas herding on the buy side is negatively related to these variables. Hence, large financial institutions do not demonstrate positive feedback strategies.

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  • Kremer, Stephanie, 2010. "Herding of institutional traders: New evidence from daily data," Discussion Papers 2010/23, Free University Berlin, School of Business & Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:fubsbe:201023
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    1. De Long, J Bradford, et al, 1990. " Positive Feedback Investment Strategies and Destabilizing Rational Speculation," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 45(2), pages 379-395, June.
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    1. Hsieh, Shu-Fan, 2013. "Individual and institutional herding and the impact on stock returns: Evidence from Taiwan stock market," International Review of Financial Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 29(C), pages 175-188.
    2. repec:wsi:rpbfmp:v:17:y:2014:i:03:n:s0219091514500180 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Pegah Dehghani & Ros Zam Zam Sapian, 2014. "Sectoral herding behavior in the aftermarket of Malaysian IPOs," Venture Capital, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 16(3), pages 227-246, July.

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    Keywords

    Investor Behavior; Institutional Trading; Stock Prices;

    JEL classification:

    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G24 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Investment Banking; Venture Capital; Brokerage
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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