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Dividend-Driven Trading Strategies: Evidence from the Warsaw Stock Exchange

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  • Janusz Brzeszczyński

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  • Jerzy Gajdka

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This study presents an analysis of dividend-driven trading strategies based on dividend yield growth effects in the Polish stock market in the years 1994–2004. Results indicate that the dividend yield growth portfolios were capable of beating the market in the entire sample period. Their performance, however, was not consistent over time and the highest returns were obtained during final years. Empirical findings based on the analysis of different types of portfolios demonstrate the importance of dividends as a source of significant fundamental information items from stock market companies. At the same time, they show that a dividend investment strategy for the Polish stock market is most successful when the selection of stocks for the dividend yield growth portfolios is subject to further restrictions, most notably concerning company size. Copyright International Atlantic Economic Society 2007

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Article provided by Springer in its journal International Advances in Economic Research.

Volume (Year): 13 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
Pages: 285-300

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Handle: RePEc:kap:iaecre:v:13:y:2007:i:3:p:285-300

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Keywords: Dividend yield growth; Emerging market; Investment strategy; Portfolio analysis; Stock market; G15;

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