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Informational Efficiency Tests on the Romanian Stock Market: A Review of the Literature

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  • Victor Dragota
  • Dragos Stefan Oprea

The Efficient Market Hypothesis is still a 'hot' topic in financial economics. This paper provides a review of the empirical results obtained in the investigation of the Romanian stock market’s informational efficiency. Tests on the predictability of returns suggest that the Romanian stock market has a low level of efficiency. Furthermore, the impact of new information is more intense before and after its release. Moreover, some papers put into question the coincidence between asset prices and their intrinsic values.

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Article provided by Academia de Studii Economice din Bucuresti, Romania / Facultatea de Finante, Asigurari, Banci si Burse de Valori / Catedra de Finante in its journal The Review of Finance and Banking.

Volume (Year): 06 (2014)
Issue (Month): 1 (June)
Pages: 015-028

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