Security Analysis and Trading Patterns When Some Investors Receive Information Before Others
Anderson Graduate School of Management Working Paper at UCLA Number 7-93
Posted: 14 Sep 1999
Date Written: May 26, 1994
In existing models of information acquisition, all informed investors receive their information at the same time. This paper analyzes trading behavior and equilibrium information acquisition when some investors receive common private information before others. The model implies that under some conditions, investors will focus only on a subset of securities (herding), while neglecting other securities withidentical exogenous characteristics. In addition, the model is consistent with empirical correlations that are suggestive of the oft-cited trading strategies such as profit-taking (short-term position reversal) and following- the-leader (mimicking earlier trades).
JEL Classification: G14
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation