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An examination of the impact of India's performance in one-day cricket internationals on the Indian stock market

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  • Mishra, Vinod
  • Smyth, Russell

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This study examines the impact of the Indian cricket team's performance in one day international cricket matches on returns on the Indian stock market. The main conclusion of the study is that there exists an asymmetric relationship between the performance of the Indian cricket team and stock returns on the Indian stock market. While a win by the Indian cricket team has no statistically significant upward impact on stock market returns, a loss generates a significant downward movement in the stock market. When Sachin Tendulker, India's most popular cricketer, plays the size of the downward movement in returns is larger.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Pacific-Basin Finance Journal.

Volume (Year): 18 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
Pages: 319-334

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Handle: RePEc:eee:pacfin:v:18:y:2010:i:3:p:319-334

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Keywords: Cricket India Stock market Stochastic dominance Investor psychology;

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