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Reversal of the weekend effect in Canada: an empirical analysis

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  • Srinivas Nippani
  • John G. Greenhut
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    Purpose – The purpose of the paper is to check for reverse weekend effect in the Canadian stock market. Design/methodology/approach – T-tests, non-parametric tests and regressions were employed. Findings – There is reverse weekend effect in the Canadian stock market. Canadian stocks are shown to exhibit the traditional weekend effect prior to 1988, dissipating after that year until 1998 and then reversing to become the first non-US market for which a reverse weekend effect is found. Originality/value – This is the first paper on the Canadian stock market looking at reversal.

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    Article provided by Emerald Group Publishing in its journal Managerial Finance.

    Volume (Year): 37 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 9 (September)
    Pages: 840-854

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    Handle: RePEc:eme:mfipps:v:37:y:2011:i:9:p:840-854

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    Keywords: Canada; Reverse weekend effect; Stock markets;

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    1. Wang, Ko & Li, Yuming & Erickson, John, 1997. " A New Look at the Monday Effect," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 52(5), pages 2171-86, December.
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    1. repec:eme:mfipps:v:36:y:2010:i:3:p:530-542 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Kenneth Washer & Srinivas Nippani & John Wingender, 2011. "Day-of-the-week effect in the Canadian money market," Managerial Finance, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 37(9), pages 855-866, September.

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