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Concurrent momentum and contrarian strategies in the Australian stock market

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We investigate the coexistence of momentum and contrarian strategies in the Australian equity market from 1992-2011. We show that contrarian strategies prevail in the short-term investment horizon while momentum strategies dominate the intermediate-and long-term horizons.

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Paper provided by University of Tasmania, Tasmanian School of Business and Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2014-02.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 13 May 2014
Date of revision: 13 May 2014
Publication status: Published by the University of Tasmania, Discussion paper 2014-2
Handle: RePEc:tas:wpaper:17830
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