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Czech Capital Market Weak-Form Efficiency, Selected Issues

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The article discusses several factors that should be addressed when analysing linear dependences and testing the Efficient Market Hypothesis on the Czech capital market in order to avoid possible interpretation biases. The conclusions are based on the empirical analysis of the stock return behaviour in 1995-2005 and the generalization of the up-to-date local studies outcomes. It also discusses the market's relative efficiency compared to capital markets that are considered the most effective worldwide and on the European territory - the American NYSE and the German and Netherlands stock exchanges. Significant linear dependences of daily returns are typical on the Czech capital market; its relative efficiency still lags behind the efficiency of the developed markets.

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  • Jan Hájek, 2007. "Czech Capital Market Weak-Form Efficiency, Selected Issues," Prague Economic Papers, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2007(4), pages 303-318.
  • Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlpep:v:2007:y:2007:i:4:id:310:p:303-318
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    1. Markovic-Hribernik Tanja & Vek Uros, 2013. "Do Mutual Fund Performance And The Abilities Of Fund Managers In Slovenia Deviate From Those In Developed Markets?," Romanian Economic Business Review, Romanian-American University, vol. 8(1), pages 130-139, March.
    2. Tanja Markovic-Hribernik & Andrej Kuzner, 2013. "Mutual Fund Management Performance In Transition Countries: Domestic Vs. Foreign Mutual Fund Managers – Research Findings For Slovenia," Romanian Economic Business Review, Romanian-American University, vol. 8(4), pages 84-105, december.

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    Keywords

    conditional heteroskedasticity; efficient market hypothesis; weak-form efficiency; relative efficiency; random walk; variance ratio test; non-synchronous trading; data frequency; Czech stock market;

    JEL classification:

    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading

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