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Turn - of - the - month effect on the Bucharest stock exchange

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  • Stefanescu, Razvan
  • Dumitriu, Ramona

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This paper explores the presence of the turn – of – the – month effect on Bucharest Stock Exchange. We employ daily values from 2002 to 2011 of the two important indices of the Romanian capital market: BET – C and RAQ – C, composed on the stock prices of some of the biggest Romanian companies and RAQ – C, which includes the stock prices of smaller firms. We find evidences of the turn – of – the – month effect only for the BET – C evolution.

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  • Stefanescu, Razvan & Dumitriu, Ramona, 2011. "Turn - of - the - month effect on the Bucharest stock exchange," MPRA Paper 36566, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 10 Feb 2012.
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    1. Victor Dragota & Dragos Stefan Oprea, 2014. "Informational Efficiency Tests on the Romanian Stock Market: A Review of the Literature," The Review of Finance and Banking, Academia de Studii Economice din Bucuresti, Romania / Facultatea de Finante, Asigurari, Banci si Burse de Valori / Catedra de Finante, vol. 6(1), pages 015-028, June.

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    Keywords

    Calendar anomalies; Turn – of – the - month effect; Romanian capital markets; Seasonality; Efficient Market Hypothesis;

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    • G00 - Financial Economics - - General - - - General
    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)

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