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Herding Behavior in the Stock Market: An Empirical Analysis of the Egyptian Exchange


  • Dalia El-Shiaty

    () (Faculty of Management Technology, The German University in Cairo)

  • Ahmed Abdelmotelib Badawi

    (American University of the Middle East)


This paper examines herding behavior in the Egyptian stock market using the CH model developed by Christie and Huang (1995) and the CCK model developed by Chang et al. (2000). We use daily returns data of the 20 most traded stocks in the Egyptian Exchange in addition to the daily returns of the market index EGX 100 during a period of five years from January 2006 till December 2010. The paper is an attempt towards thorough examination of herding behavior in the Middle East and Africa region which has been investigated only as an entire region and not disaggregated into the specific countries. The results show that there is no herding present in the Egyptian stock market.

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  • Dalia El-Shiaty & Ahmed Abdelmotelib Badawi, 2014. "Herding Behavior in the Stock Market: An Empirical Analysis of the Egyptian Exchange," Working Papers 37, The German University in Cairo, Faculty of Management Technology.
  • Handle: RePEc:guc:wpaper:37

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    1. Ali GÜVERCİN, 2016. "Sentimental Herding: The Role of Regional and Global Shocks in Egyptian and Saudi Stock Markets," Sosyoekonomi Journal, Sosyoekonomi Society, issue 24(27).

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    Herd behavior; Egyptian stock market; behavioral finance;

    JEL classification:

    • G02 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Behavioral Finance: Underlying Principles
    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)

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