Rekenthaler Report

What Professional U.S. Stock Investors Get Right

John Rekenthaler

Scoring Managers
“Selling Fast and Buying Slow: Heuristics and Trading Performance of Institutional Investors,” a draft paper by Klakow Akepanidtaworn, Rick Di Mascio, Alex Imas, and Lawrence Schmidt, tackles an unusual question. Setting aside market-timing, professional stock investors have two jobs: 1) buying equities and 2) selling them. How well do they perform each role?

In resolving that query, the authors take conventional analysis one step further.