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Mutual Fund Competition and Profiting from the Post Earnings Announcement Drift


Ashiq Ali


University of Texas at Dallas - Naveen Jindal School of Management

Jane Chen


Kansas State University

Tong Yao


University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business

Tong Yu


University of Rhode Island - College of Business Administration

March 12, 2012


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We examine how competition affects the performance of active equity mutual funds aggressively pursuing the post earnings announcement drift (PEAD). We find that competition significantly erodes the performance of these funds. Amid increased competition, there is also increased diversity in the sophistication of implementing the strategy by funds. A group of funds aggressively pursuing the strategy successfully avoid competition and generate superior performance. The identities of these low-competition funds are persistent. Moreover, these funds tend to hold and trade on stocks with high trading costs and high idiosyncratic volatility, presumably to avoid crowding. Our findings suggest that for these low-competition funds, the benefit of avoiding competition outweighs the downside of incurring high trading costs.

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Date posted: March 14, 2012 ; Last revised: May 21, 2012

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Ali, Ashiq and Chen, Jane and Yao, Tong and Yu, Tong, Mutual Fund Competition and Profiting from the Post Earnings Announcement Drift (March 12, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2020662 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2020662

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Ashiq Ali
University of Texas at Dallas - Naveen Jindal School of Management ( email )
800 West Campbell Road, SM41
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
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Jane Chen
Kansas State University ( email )
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(785)532-6822 (Fax)
Tong Yao (Contact Author)
University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business ( email )
108 Pappajohn Business Building
Iowa City, IA 52242-1000
United States
Tong Yu
University of Rhode Island - College of Business Administration ( email )
Kingston, RI 02881
United States
(401) 874-7415 (Phone)
(401) 874-4312 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.cba.uri.edu/tong
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