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Market movers and tote and bookmakers returns: further empirical evidence on a market anomaly

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  • D. A. Peel
  • D. Law
  • M. Cain

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This letter provides empiricial evidence on the impact of market movements in odds between opening and closing prices on relative tote and bookmaker returns when explicit allowence is made for insider trading. The results support an asymetric impact and are not readily reconcilable with market effciency.

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  • D. A. Peel & D. Law & M. Cain, 1999. "Market movers and tote and bookmakers returns: further empirical evidence on a market anomaly," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 6(12), pages 801-804.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:6:y:1999:i:12:p:801-804
    DOI: 10.1080/135048599352204
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