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Can profitability through momentum strategies be enhanced applying a range to standard deviation filter?

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  • Mitra, Subrata Kumar
  • Bawa, Jaslene
  • Kannadhasan, M.
  • Goyal, Vinay
  • Chattopadhyay, Manojit

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The study used a Range to Standard deviation (R/S) filter along with the Jegadeesh and Titman (JT- momentum rule, 1993) momentum rule to identify the existence of trend persistence and the possibility of generating trading opportunities in the 30 stock indexes across 25 countries for the period January 2001 to November 2015. We conducted detailed analyses of stock index data to gauge whether profits could be improved using an additional (R/S) filter. Finally, we performed a paired t-test to compare whether the annualized profits generated through (R/S) & momentum rule and the JT-momentum rule were different.

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  • Mitra, Subrata Kumar & Bawa, Jaslene & Kannadhasan, M. & Goyal, Vinay & Chattopadhyay, Manojit, 2017. "Can profitability through momentum strategies be enhanced applying a range to standard deviation filter?," Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, vol. 20(C), pages 269-273.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:finlet:v:20:y:2017:i:c:p:269-273
    DOI: 10.1016/j.frl.2016.10.007
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