Application of Simple Technical Trading Rules to Swiss Stock Prices: Is It Profitable?
AbstractThis paper tests if the use of simple technical trading rules on Swiss stock prices is profitable. It considers several trading rules based on the crossing of moving averages. The use of bands and oscillators such as the relative strength index or the stochastic indicator is also investigated, These rules are tested on daily returns of the Swiss Bank Corporation General Index for the period 1969-1997. It is found that the most profitable rule is a double moving average with averages computed on one and five days.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Universite de Geneve- in its series Papers with number 98.2.
Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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- Dušan ISAKOV & Marc HOLLISTEIN, 1999. "Application of Simple Technical Trading Rules to Swiss Stock Prices: Is it Profitable?," FAME Research Paper Series rp2, International Center for Financial Asset Management and Engineering.
- G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
- G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
- G19 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Other
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