Article

Does mood affect institutional herding?

Citation

Gavriilidis K, Kallinterakis V & Öztürkkal B (2020) Does mood affect institutional herding?. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, 26, Art. No.: 100290. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbef.2020.100290

Abstract
Drawing on a unique data set of daily portfolio holdings for Turkish mutual funds we investigate the relationship between mood and institutional herding on the premises of various established mood proxies (weekend effect; holiday effect; Ramadan; sunshine). Results indicate that fund managers in Turkey herd significantly, with their herding growing in magnitude as the number of active funds per stock rises and appearing stronger on the buy- than the sell-side. Although the relationship of mood with institutional herding occasionally assumes the correct sign as per theoretical expectations, institutional herding is found to be insignificantly different across various mood states, thus denoting that mood does not impact the propensity of fund managers to herd.

Keywords
Herding; Mood; Fund managers; Turkey

Journal
Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance: Volume 26

StatusPublished
Publication date30/06/2020
Publication date online26/02/2020
Date accepted by journal20/02/2020
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/30878
PublisherElsevier BV
ISSN2214-6350