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The Optimism Cycle: Sell in May

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  • Ronald Doeswijk

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  • Ronald Doeswijk, 2008. "The Optimism Cycle: Sell in May," De Economist, Springer, vol. 156(2), pages 175-200, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:decono:v:156:y:2008:i:2:p:175-200
    DOI: 10.1007/s10645-008-9088-z
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    1. Jacobsen, Ben & Marquering, Wessel, 2009. "Is it the weather? Response," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 33(3), pages 583-587, March.
    2. Zvika Afik & Yaron Lahav & Efi Sayar & Rami Yosef, 2016. "You Can Do Better than ¡°Sell in May¡±It Is not Halloween, but It May Be Passover and Hanukah," International Journal of Economics and Finance, Canadian Center of Science and Education, vol. 8(10), pages 121-129, October.
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    5. Carrazedo, Tiago & Curto, José Dias & Oliveira, Luís, 2016. "The Halloween effect in European sectors," Research in International Business and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 37(C), pages 489-500.

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    Keywords

    Earnings revisions; Optimism cycle; Psychology; Seasonality; Sell in May; G12; G14; G15;

    JEL classification:

    • 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
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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