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An Analysis of the Day-of-the-Week Effect in Latin American Stock Markets


  • Werner Kristjanpoller Rodríguez



The purpose of this article is to determine the existence of the Day-of-the-Week (DOW) effect in six Latin American stock markets: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, and Peru. For this, an analysis of their associated stock indexes is in order, using returns in domestic currency. Considering the years 1993-2007, each stock market shows at least one abnormal day. The most common effects for these markets were the negative return effect on Mondays and the positive return effect on Fridays.

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  • Werner Kristjanpoller Rodríguez, 2009. "An Analysis of the Day-of-the-Week Effect in Latin American Stock Markets," Lecturas de Economía, Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía, issue 71, pages 189-208.
  • Handle: RePEc:lde:journl:y:2009:i:71:p:189-208

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    Market Efficiency; Day-of-the-Week Effect; Emerging Markets;

    JEL classification:

    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • 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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