The Volatility of Return Revisions and Financial Statement Literacy in Emerging Markets: The Case of Cross-Listed Chinese Firms
Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Forthcoming
Posted: 29 Jan 2016
Date Written: January 28, 2016
Are foreign investors in emerging markets more financial statement literate than domestic investors? If so, this conjecture implies that foreign (domestic) investors are more likely to revise their return expectations to cash flow (discount rate) news. It also implies that cash flow news and discount rate news are likely to be uncorrelated when evaluating return revisions by domestic investors, whereas cash flow news and discount rate news are likely to be negatively correlated when evaluating return revisions by foreign investors. The Chinese equity markets yield robust empirical results that are consistent with both hypotheses.
Keywords: variance decomposition, domestic versus foreign investors, Chinese equity markets
JEL Classification: G12, G15, M40
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