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Information Inertia

Illeditsch, PK and Ganguli, JV and Condie, S (2021) Information Inertia. UNSPECIFIED. UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

We show that aversion to risk and ambiguity leads to information inertia when investors process public news about assets. Optimal portfolios do not always depend on news that is worse than expected; hence, the equilibrium stock price does not reflect this bad news. This informational inefficiency is more severe when there is more risk and ambiguity but disappears when investors are risk-neutral or the news is about idiosyncratic risk. Information inertia leads to news momentum (e.g., after earnings announcements) and is consistent with low household trading activity. An ambiguity premium helps explain the macro and earnings announcement premium.

Item Type: Monograph (UNSPECIFIED)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2013 16:07
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2021 23:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/5628

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