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Trading of foreign investors and stock returns in an emerging market - Evidence from Vietnam

Xuan Vinh Vo

International Review of Financial Analysis, 2017, vol. 52, issue C, 88-93

Abstract: This article investigates the impact of foreign investors' trading on stock returns in Vietnam, a key emerging market. We utilize a time series data set of foreign investors' trading volume and market returns of the Ho Chi Minh City stock exchange over an extended time frame before and after global financial crisis. The results indicate that foreign investors are positive feedback traders in Vietnam stock market. The findings also reveal the timing ability and trading strategy of foreign investors. The paper offers strong implications for market participants and portfolio investment.

Keywords: Feedback traders; Foreign investors; Trading; Stock returns; Emerging markets; Vietnam (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G10 G20 G24 G32 G35 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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