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The Economic Gains Of Trading Stocks Around Holidays

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  • Ilias Tsiakas

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Abstract I assess the economic gains of strategies that account for the effect of holiday calendar effects on the daily returns and volatility of the 30 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average index. The dynamic strategies use forecasts from stochastic volatility models that distinguish between regular trading days and different types of holidays. More important, I assess the economic value of conditioning on holiday effects and find that a risk-averse investor will pay a high performance fee to switch from a dynamic portfolio strategy that does not account for the effect of holidays on daily conditional expected returns and volatility to a strategy that does. This result is robust to reasonable transaction costs. Copyright (c) 2010 The Southern Finance Association and the Southwestern Finance Association.

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Article provided by Southern Finance Association & Southwestern Finance Association in its journal Journal of Financial Research.

Volume (Year): 33 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 1-26

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Handle: RePEc:bla:jfnres:v:33:y:2010:i:1:p:1-26

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  1. Tsiakas, Ilias, 2008. "Overnight information and stochastic volatility: A study of European and US stock exchanges," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 32(2), pages 251-268, February.
  2. Sharma, Susan Sunila & Narayan, Paresh Kumar, 2014. "New evidence on turn-of-the-month effects," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 29(C), pages 92-108.

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