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Dividend Yield and Stock Return in Different Economic Environment: Evidence from Malaysia

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  • Safari, Meysam

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This study investigates the relationship between dividend yields and stock returns in bull and bear markets. Evidences from developed countries show that there should be a positive correlation between dividend yields and stock return in bear markets and a negative correlation between dividend yields and stock return during the bull markets. Findings of this study, in emerging market content, show that there is a positive relation between dividend yield and stock returns in both bull and bear markets which are not consistent with previous works.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 23841.

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Date of creation: 01 Nov 2009
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Keywords: Dividend Yield; Stock Return; Economic Environment; Bull/Bear Market; Malaysia;

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