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Testing The Efficiency Market Hypothesis For The Romanian Stock Market

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  • Bogdan Dima

    (West University of Timisoara)

  • Laura Raisa Milos

    (Eftimie Murgu University Resita)

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Efficient Market Hypothesis has dominated the field of research on capital markettheory. It states that asset prices are rationally connected to economic realities and alwaysincorporate all the information available to the market. In this way, securities markets are seen asefficient in reflecting information about individual stocks or about the stock market as a whole. Alarge number of theoretical, as well as empirical papers around the world have had as objectivetesting this hypothesis. Beside reviewing the most important part of literature in this respect, thepaper has as aim testing the Efficient Market Hypothesis on Bucharest Stock Exchange. The testedhypothesis is carried on time series of stock index BET (daily observations), for the period 2000-2009. The econometrical results assert that the weak form of the efficiency market hypothesis isaccomplished.

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Article provided by Faculty of Sciences, "1 Decembrie 1918" University, Alba Iulia in its journal Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Oeconomica.

Volume (Year): 1 (2009)
Issue (Month): 11 ()
Pages: 41

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Keywords: efficiency market hypothesis; Romanian stock exchange; BET;

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  1. Mejra Festic & Alenka Kavkler & Silvo Dajcman, 2012. "Long memory in the Croatian and Hungarian stock market returns," Zbornik radova Ekonomskog fakulteta u Rijeci/Proceedings of Rijeka Faculty of Economics, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Economics, vol. 30(1), pages 115-139.

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