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Day-of-the-week effects in selected East Asian stock markets


  • Chia, Ricky Chee-Jiun
  • Liew, Venus Khim-Sen
  • Syed Khalid Wafa, Syed Azizi Wafa


This study examines the day-of-the-week effects in the Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea stock markets. Various significant day-of-the-week effects, including the typical negative Monday and positive Friday effects are detected in the stock markets Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong. Further analysis shows that only Friday effect in Taiwan is sustainable while all other effects disappeared completely after accounting for equity risks. Besides, this study also finds evidences of risk and return tradeoff as well as asymmetrical market effects.

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  • Chia, Ricky Chee-Jiun & Liew, Venus Khim-Sen & Syed Khalid Wafa, Syed Azizi Wafa, 2007. "Day-of-the-week effects in selected East Asian stock markets," MPRA Paper 7299, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:7299

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    1. Anwar, Yunita & Mulyadi, Martin Surya, 2009. "The day of the week effects in Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia stock market," MPRA Paper 16873, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Chia Ricky Chee-Jiun & Lim Shiok Ye, 2011. "Stock Market Anomalies in South Africa and its Neighbouring Countries," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 31(4), pages 3123-3137.
    3. Kemal Eyuboglu & Sinem Eyuboglu & Rahmi Yamak, 2016. "Predicting Intra-Day and Day of the Week Anomalies in Turkish Stock Market," Romanian Economic Journal, Department of International Business and Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, vol. 18(59), pages 73-94, March.

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    calender anomalies; day-of-the-week effects; East Asian; EGARCH-M Model;

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    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes

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