The Pre-Holiday Effect in China: Abnormal Returns or Compensation for Risk?
This study examines the pre-holiday effect in the Chinese stock market. It provides new insights into the weak-form efficiency of China's equity market indexes. Using the GARCH (1,1) model, we find the pre-holiday effect in broad-based Chinese stock returns and in size, value and growth style indexes. Further analysis using a GARCH (1,1)-M model suggests that the pre-holiday effect at both market and industry/sector levels can be attributed to time-varying risk. We show the pre-holiday effect reflects abnormal returns in small-cap, large-cap and growth style indexes while this same effect reflects compensation for bearing risk in value stocks.
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Volume (Year): 18 (2015)
Issue (Month): 03 ()
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