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Ten Myths of Performance Evaluation of Mutual Funds: a Snapshot View

G.V. Satya Sekhar
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G.V. Satya Sekhar: GITAM University, India

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Journal of Applied Management and Investments, 2016, vol. 5, issue 1, 59-65

Abstract: There are numerous studies conducted to examine the performance of mutual funds of the developed capital markets based on age-old models. This paper is intended to examine the trends in modeling dimensions of measuring performance of mutual funds during last 50 years. This paper is intended to examine some basic myths about performance evaluation of mutual funds. There are several studies on this issue. It is observed that the opinions of scholars are deviating and not correlating with the results. For instance, persistence of performance is not confidently proved by the scholars. There are various reasons which are exhaustive and to mention a few like: market fluctuations, market timing ability, and competition in the industry.

Keywords: financial modeling; mutual funds; performance appraisal; global investments (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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