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Revisiting Calender Anomolies in Asian Stock Markets Using a Stochastic Dominance Approach

  • Lean Hooi Hooi
  • Wong Wing Keung
  • Russell Smyth

Extensive evidence on the prevalence of calendar effects suggests that there exists abnormal returns, but some recent studies have concluded that calendar effects have largely disappeared. In spite of the non-normal nature of stock returns, most previous studies have employed the mean-variance criterion or CAPM statistics, which rely on the normality assumption and depend only on the first two moments, to test for calendar effects. A limitation of these approaches is that they miss much important information contained in the data such as higher moments. In this paper, we use the Davidson and Duclos (2000) test, which is a powerful non-parametric stochastic dominance (SD) test, to test for the existence of day-of-the-week and January effects for several Asian markets using daily data for the period from 1988 to 2002. Our empirical results support the existence of weekday and monthly seasonality effects in some Asian markets but suggest that first order SD for the January effect has largely disappeared.

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Paper provided by Monash University, Department of Economics in its series Monash Economics Working Papers with number 16/05.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 02 Sep 2005
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