Do Domestic Investors Have More Valuable Information About Individual Stocks than Foreign Investors?

Dice Working Paper No. 2000-21

43 Pages Posted: 2 Jan 2001

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Hyuk Choe

Seoul National University - College of Business Administration

Bong-Chan Kho

Seoul National University, Business School

René M. Stulz

Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

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Date Written: December 2000

Abstract

Using trade data from Korea from December 1996 to November 1998, we find evidence that domestic individual investors have a short -lived private information advantage for individual stocks over foreign investors, but almost no evidence that domestic institutional investors have such an advantage. Foreign investors trade at worse prices than resident investors for large trades, for smaller stocks, and more so for sales than for purchases. Foreign investors sell to domestic investors before a stock has a large positive abnormal return and buy from domestic investors before a stock has a large negative abnormal return. Using intraday data, the large trades of domestic individual investors have more information than the large trades of foreign investors or of domestic institutional investors.

JEL Classification: G11,G14

Suggested Citation

Choe, Hyuk and Kho, Bong-Chan and Stulz, Rene M., Do Domestic Investors Have More Valuable Information About Individual Stocks than Foreign Investors? (December 2000). Dice Working Paper No. 2000-21, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=254574 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.254574

Hyuk Choe

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