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Stock return predictability despite low autocorrelation

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  • Amini, Shima
  • Hudson, Robert
  • Keasey, Kevin

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This paper shows that short horizon stock returns can be predicted to a much greater degree by past price movements than would be anticipated given their low autocorrelation. This raises doubts over the reliability of the autocorrelation statistic as a measure of stock market predictability.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 108 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
Pages: 101-103

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:108:y:2010:i:1:p:101-103

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Keywords: Autocorrelation Predictability Market efficiency;

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  1. Amini, Shima & Gebka, Bartosz & Hudson, Robert & Keasey, Kevin, 2013. "A review of the international literature on the short term predictability of stock prices conditional on large prior price changes: Microstructure, behavioral and risk related explanations," International Review of Financial Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 26(C), pages 1-17.

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