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Losing Sight of the Trees for the Forest? Attention Allocation and Anomalies

Autor(en):
Heiko Jacobs, Martin Weber
Titel der Zeitschrift:
Quantitative Finance
Jahrgang:
2016
Heftnummer:
16
Seiten:
1679-1693
Schlagworte:
Behavioral finance, return predictability, limited attention, attention allocation, anomalies
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2023539
Link zum Volltext:
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2023539
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Kurzfassung

Abstract

This paper tests asset pricing implications of the investor attention shift hypothesis proposed in theoretical work.We create a novel proxy for the dynamics of inattention towards firm-specific information and explore its impact on prominent return anomalies. As hypothesized and with all else equal, the proxy positively predicts the post-earnings-announcement drift as well as the profitability of pairs trading, and negatively predicts the success of momentum strategies. Taken together, our findings highlight the importance of time-varying investor attention allocation for the price discovery process.