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The Reversing Weekend Effect: Evidence from the U.S. Equity Markets

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  • Anthony Gu

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The well-known weekend effect has been reversing in Major U.S. indices from late 1980s to late 1990s. The correlation between Monday and Friday returns also exhibited a declining trend, and fluctuated around zero in the 1990s. A power ratio method is developed to measure consistently the relative contribution of Friday and Monday returns to the return of the week in each individual year. The revealed dynamics of the anomaly explains why previous researchers report different or conflicting findings. The anomaly may not be necessarily related to firm size. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.

Volume (Year): 22 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 5-14

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Handle: RePEc:kap:rqfnac:v:22:y:2004:i:1:p:5-14

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Keywords: weekend effect; anomaly; reverse;

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Cited by:
  1. Keef, Stephen P. & Khaled, Mohammed & Zhu, Hui, 2009. "The dynamics of the Monday effect in international stock indices," International Review of Financial Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 18(3), pages 125-133, June.
  2. Dumitriu, Ramona & Stefanescu, Razvan, 2013. "DOW effects in returns and in volatility of stock markets during quiet and turbulent times," MPRA Paper 47218, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 02 Apr 2013.
  3. Denis Boudreaux & Spuma Rao & Phillip Fuller, 2010. "An investigation of the weekend effect during different market orientations," Journal of Economics and Finance, Springer, vol. 34(3), pages 257-268, July.
  4. Jorge Brusa & Rodrigo Hernandez & Pu Liu, 2011. "Reverse weekend effect, trading volume, and illiquidity," Managerial Finance, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 37(9), pages 817-839, September.

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