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Monthly and semi-annual seasonality in the Irish equity market 1934-2000

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  • Brian Lucey
  • Shane Whelan

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This paper examines the monthly and semi-annual behaviour of the Irish equity market in the long term. Little has previously been written about the Irish market, and such work as has been undertaken has confined examination to relatively short time spans. The paper finds, over the 1934-2000 period, a strong and persistent monthly effect with a January peak, as well as evidence of April and half-year seasonality.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Financial Economics.

Volume (Year): 14 (2004)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 203-208

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  1. Floros, Christos & Salvador, Enrique, 2014. "Calendar anomalies in cash and stock index futures: International evidence," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 37(C), pages 216-223.
  2. Stefanescu, Razvan & Dumitriu, Ramona, 2013. "MOY effects in returns and in volatilities of the Romanian capital market," MPRA Paper 52474, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 28 Oct 2013.
  3. Stefanescu, Razvan & Dumitriu, Ramona, 2013. "Month-of-the-year effects on Romanian capital market before and after the adhesion to European Union," MPRA Paper 53069, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 04 Apr 2013.

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