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dc.contributor.authorLUCEY, BRIAN MICHAEL
dc.contributor.authorWhelan, Shane F.
dc.date.accessioned2006-11-05T07:45:49Z
dc.date.available2006-11-05T07:45:49Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.citationLucey, Brian M. and Whelan, Shane F. 'A promising timing strategy in equity markets'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XXXI, 2001/2002, pp74-110en
dc.identifier.issn00814776
dc.identifier.otherJEL N24
dc.identifier.otherJEL G15
dc.identifier.otherJEL C32
dc.identifier.otherY
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/2622
dc.descriptionRead before the Society, 4 December 2001en
dc.description.abstractIn a working paper, Jacobsen and Bouman (2001) claim that that the old stock market saying of ?sell in May and go away but buy back by St. Leger Day? produces statistically significant profit when tested on a large database of equity market returns over the last decade, three decades, and even longer periods. In a recently published paper, Sullivan, Timmerman and White (2001) dismissed the statistical significance of this or any other calendar-based trading rule, attributing the reported test results to a large data mining exercise of the academic and financial communities. In this paper, we provide an out-of-sample test on the Bouman and Jacobsen strategy and conclude that the reported results are indeed statistically significant. In doing so we reintroduce a reliable index of capital returns on the Irish equity market maintained contemporaneously by the Irish Central Statistical Office (and its forerunner) since January 1934 which, in its early decades, displays markedly different statistical properties to both the US and UK equity markets of that time and equity market returns generally in recent decades. As a subsidiary exercise we reconsider the extensive literature on monthly seasonality in equity markets with this novel index. It is contended that the abnormally high returns frequently reported in January and April and occasionally in February and other months are perhaps more accurately and certainly more parsimoniously ascribed to the half-year effect captured in the old stock market adage.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherStatistical and Social Inquiry Society of Irelanden
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Irelanden
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVol. XXXI 2001/2002en
dc.sourceJournal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
dc.source.urihttp://www.ssisi.ie
dc.subjectTrading strategyen
dc.subjectData miningen
dc.subjectIrish equity marketen
dc.subjectMonthly seasonalitiesen
dc.subjectJanuary effecten
dc.subject.ddc314.15
dc.titleA promising timing strategy in equity marketsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.status.refereedYes


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