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The profitability of regression-based trading rules for the Shanghai stock market

  • Groenewold, Nicolaas
  • Kan Tang, Sam Hak
  • Wu, Yanrui

This paper uses daily Shanghai A share data to evaluate the profitability of trading rules based on the predictability found in the return series. We find that the value of the trading-rule-based portfolio at the end of our sample is between 2 and 11 times that of an equity-buy-and-hold portfolio. We assess the robustness of the results in various ways: by carrying out various statistical tests, by varying the period over which the evaluation is carried out, by using a recursive estimation procedure for the forecasting equation, by incorporating transactions costs, and by considering weekly and monthly data.

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Volume (Year): 17 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 411-430

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