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Managerial market timing: What is the pot size for long-term shareholders assuming firm management acts in their best interest and does have an informational advantage?

Jan Vogt

Global Finance Journal, 2021, vol. 49, issue C

Abstract: Using a stochastic model, this paper quantifies the potential value gain, for a diversified long-term shareholder, from market timing by trustworthy managers with superior information. If firms have flexibility and can issue or buy back shares up to 10% of their market capitalization, perfect market timing can yield an annualized average value gain between 0.07% (in a fair low-opportunity market) and 7.51% (in a fair high-opportunity market). With an error rate of 25%, the annual gains amount to −0.01% and 3.51%. Flexibility and management skill are key: long-term investors should grant limited flexibility to firm managers, and managers should avoid too prompt exploitation of opportunities due to price pressure effects.

Keywords: Market timing; Capital structure; Valuation; Share issuance; Share buybacks (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G12 G14 G30 G32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1016/j.gfj.2020.100583

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