The wandering weekday effect in major stock markets

Doyle, John R. and Chen, Catherine Huirong (2009) The wandering weekday effect in major stock markets. Journal of Banking and Finance, 33 (8). pp. 1388-1399. ISSN 0378-4266

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2009.02.002

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Abstract

This paper reports a wandering weekday effect: the pattern of day seasonality in stock market returns is not fixed, as assumed in the Monday or weekend effects, but changes over time. Analysing daily closing prices in eleven major stock markets during 1993-2007, our results show that the wandering weekday is not conditional on average returns in the previous week (the "twist" in the Monday effect). Nor does it diminish through the period of analysis. The results have important implications for market efficiency, and help to reconcile mixed findings in previous studies, including the reported disappearance of the weekday effect in recent years.

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Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > Business School > Accounting and Finance
Citations on ISI Web of Science:4
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Deposited On:19 Jan 2010 08:20
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