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Are Local or International influences responsible for the pre-holiday behaviour of Irish equities?

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  • Brian Lucey
  • Edel Tully

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The preholiday behaviour of equity price and return indices on the Irish Stock Exchange do nor display consistent positive pre-holiday returns. This is contrary to the majority of studies on this area, and the result is found across a number of sectoral indices. The analysis also indicates that these curious results are driven by local, as opposed to international, influences Classification-

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  • Brian Lucey & Edel Tully, 2005. "Are Local or International influences responsible for the pre-holiday behaviour of Irish equities?," The Institute for International Integration Studies Discussion Paper Series iiisdp056, IIIS.
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    1. Dumitriu, Ramona & Stefanescu, Razvan & Nistor, Costel, 2012. "Holiday effects during quiet and turbulent times," MPRA Paper 41625, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 07 Mar 2012.
    2. Xing Lu & Neel Patel, 2016. "Festivity Anomaly in Indian Stock Market," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 36(2), pages 851-856.
    3. Meneu, Vicente & Pardo, Angel, 2004. "Pre-holiday effect, large trades and small investor behaviour," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, vol. 11(2), pages 231-246, March.

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    Ireland; Non-Parametric; Stock Returns;

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