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Can Individual/Naive Investors Infer Valuable Information from Institutional Investors' Trades? Evidence from the Casablanca Stock Exchange
Review of Middle East Economics and Finance (2009)
  • Omar Farooq
  • Ahmed El Attari
Abstract
Do different institutional investors possess different sets of information? The extent to which different institutional investors offer different information to individual/naive investors remains an interesting question in information poor emerging stock markets. Using a comprehensive data of institutional investors' trades from the Casablanca Stock Exchange, we find that foreign institutions have the least information and financial institutions have the most information in their buy trades. The paper also provides evidence that financial institutions have the least information in their sell trades. Our results have implications for individual/naive investors in the way that they can infer valuable information from financial institutions' buy trades and foreign institutions' as well as politically-connected institutions' sell trades.
Keywords
  • Corporate Governance; Institutional Investors; Emerging Markets
Publication Date
2009
Citation Information
Omar Farooq and Ahmed El Attari. "Can Individual/Naive Investors Infer Valuable Information from Institutional Investors' Trades? Evidence from the Casablanca Stock Exchange" Review of Middle East Economics and Finance Vol. 5 Iss. 1 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/omar_farooq/2/