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Momentum in Australian Stock Returns: An Update

  • A. S. Hurn

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    (QUT)

  • V.Pavlov

    ()

    (QUT)

It has been documented that a momentum investment strategy based on buying past well performing stocks while selling past losing stocks, is a profitable one in the Australian context particularly in the 1990s. The aim of this short paper is to investigate whether or not this feature of Australian stock returns is still evident. The paper confirms the presence of a medium-term momentum effect, but also provides some interesting new evidence on the importance of the size effect on momentum.

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Paper provided by National Centre for Econometric Research in its series NCER Working Paper Series with number 23.

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Length: 17
Date of creation: 26 Feb 2008
Date of revision: 26 Feb 2008
Handle: RePEc:qut:auncer:2008-12
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  1. K. Geert Rouwenhorst, 1998. "International Momentum Strategies," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 53(1), pages 267-284, 02.
  2. A. S. Hurn & V.Pavlov, 2008. "Momentum in Australian Stock Returns: An Update," NCER Working Paper Series 23, National Centre for Econometric Research, revised 26 Feb 2008.
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  9. Stan Hurn & Vlad Pavlov, 2003. "Momentum in Australian Stock Returns," Australian Journal of Management, Australian School of Business, vol. 28(2), pages 141-155, September.
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