Measuring the Timing Ability and Performance of Bond Mutual Funds
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We are grateful to participants in workshops at Baylor University, Brigham Young, Boston College, DePaul, the University of Connecticut, the University of Florida, the University of Georgia, Georgetown, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the University of Iowa, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological Institute, New York University, Singapore Management University, Southern Methodist University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Kansas, Virginia Tech, York University and the Office of Economic Analysis, Securities and Exchange Commission for feedback, as well as to participants at the following conferences: The 2008 China International Conference in Finance, the 2005 Global Finance Conference at Trinity College, Dublin, the 2006 Journal of Investment Management Conference, the 2008 ISCTE/NOVA Business School conference, the 2005 Southern Finance and the 2005 Western Finance Association Meetings. We also appreciate helpful comments from an anonymous referee and from Vasantha Chigurupati, Walter Dolde, James Hilliard, Scott Linn, Ricardo Rodriguez, Antonios Sangvinatos, Bryan Schmutz, M. Abdullah Sahin, Nadia Vozlyublennaia and Hong Yan. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.