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Asymmetric information

• The situation in which managers of a firm have more information about operations and future prospects than do investors.

• Information that is known to some people but not to other people.

 
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 Related Terms
 Asymmetric taxes
Expected value of perfect information
Information asymmetry
Information coefficient
Information content effect
Information costs
Information less trades
Information motivated trades
Information services
Insider information

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