Financial Accounting Blog

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Market Efficiency. The website Investor Home presented an insight into the motives of the"non-believers" of the Efficient Market Hypothesis. Specifically referring to active managers the essay states,
Faced with the inference that they cannot add value, many active managers argue that the markets are not efficient (otherwise their jobs can be viewed as nothing more than speculation). Similarly, the investment media is generally considered to be ambivalent toward the efficient market hypothesis because they make money supplying information to investors who believe that the information has value (beyond the time when it initially becomes public). If the information is rapidly reflected in prices, there is no reason for investors to seek (or purchase) information about securities and markets.