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Are stock returns related toshort-term and long-term past returns? Australian evidence


  • Philip Gharghori
  • Ronald Lee
  • Madhu Veeraraghavan


The purpose of this article is to identify whether there is a short-term continuation of returns and a long-term reversal of returns in an Australian setting and to subsequently investigate if the Capital Asset Pricing Model (hereafter CAPM) and the Fama and French (1993) three factor model (hereafter FFM) are capable of explaining these anomalies. We find a short-term continuation of returns but not a long-term reversal of returns. We also find that both models fail to explain the short-term continuation in returns. However, the FFM yields higher explanatory power than the CAPM.

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  • Philip Gharghori & Ronald Lee & Madhu Veeraraghavan, 2008. "Are stock returns related toshort-term and long-term past returns? Australian evidence," Applied Financial Economics Letters, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 4(4), pages 277-282.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apfelt:v:4:y:2008:i:4:p:277-282
    DOI: 10.1080/17446540701720535

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    1. Gharghori, Philip & See, Quin & Veeraraghavan, Madhu, 2011. "Difference of opinion and the cross-section of equity returns: Australian evidence," Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 19(4), pages 435-446, September.

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