Small Firm and Value Effects in the Canadian Stock Market
AbstractWe examine the relation among average returns, market beta, firm size, and book-to-market value for Canadian stocks during 1975-92. We document a negative relation between average return and the market capitalization of firms, but find no relation between average return and market beta. While the small firm effect is significant during a period of reduced capital gains tax, it is noticeably lower than during the period leading up to the change. We find that average returns are positively related to book-to-market value especially during the period of lower capital gains tax.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Southern Finance Association & Southwestern Finance Association in its journal Journal of Financial Research.
Volume (Year): 21 (1998)
Issue (Month): 3 (Fall)
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