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End of Quarter Window Dressing

By July 4th, 2023No Comments1 min read

Asset managers often increase holdings in successful stocks right before the end of the fiscal quarter to make it appear as though their positions did better than in actuality. Holding shares of a company near the end of the quarter gives the appearance that the asset manager reaped the gains of an appreciating share price throughout the entire quarter rather than just a few days. This also applies to decreasing holdings in unsuccessful stocks as well.