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Efficiency of the Nigerian Capital Market: Implications for Investment Analysis and Performance

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  • Sunday Eneojo Samuel

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    (Department Of Accounting, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria)

  • Richard Uzoefuna Oka

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    (Department Of Accounting, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria)

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    This paper appraises the nature and efficiency of the Nigerian capital market and its implications for investment analysis and performance. It examines the implications of the efficient-market hypothesis and types and levels of market efficiency. Data was collected using a survey questionnaire. A multi-stage and random sampling technique was used to select a sample including four categories of people and firms relevant to the study. Data were analyzed using a Likert scale and descriptive statistics. The null hypothesis was analyzed using a five-point Likert scale with a 5% error term, and the study found that information has contributed to the efficiency of the Nigerian capital market to a great extent. It is therefore suggested that the Nigerian Stock Exchange and the Nigeria Securities and Exchange Commission should be more purposeful and aggressive in educating and enlightening the investing public on the workings and technicalities of the market while also committing to continuous training and retraining of their staff¡£

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    Article provided by Ottawa United Learning Academy in its journal Transnational Corporations Review.

    Volume (Year): 2 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 42-51

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    Handle: RePEc:oul:tncr09:v:2:y:2010:i:1:p:42-51

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    Keywords: Nigerian capital market; efficient capital market; market efficiency; securities; investment;

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