Losing Sleep at the Market: The Daylight Saving Anomaly
Motivated by the recent flurry of activity in sleep research, this paper explores the connection between sleep disruptions following Spring and Fall clock shifts associated with daylight-savings time, and equity returns. It is shown that the "weekend effect" in the form of the lower-than-expected Friday-to Monday returns is particularly pronounced for the two weekends involving daylight-savings clock changes.
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Volume (Year): 90 (2000)
Issue (Month): 4 (September)
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