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Seasonalities in China's Stock Markets :, Cultural or Structural?, Jason Mitchell, Li Ong

Abstract
In this paper, we examine returns in the Chinese A and B stock markets for evidence of calendar anomalies. We find that both cultural and structural (segmentation) factors play an important role in influencing the pricing of both A- and B-shares in China. There is some evidence of a February turn-of-the-year effect, partly owing to the timing of the Chinese Lunar New Year (CNY); and the holiday effect around the CNY period is stronger and more persistent compared with the other public holidays. The segmentation between the two markets is apparent in the day-of-the-week effect, where B stock markets tend to post significant negative returns on Tuesdays, corresponding with overnight developments in the United States, while significant negative returns are observed on Mondays in the A stock markets. Investment strategies based on some of these calendar anomalies, and allowing for transaction costs, suggest that the A stock markets tend to offer more economically significant returns
Table Of Contents
""Contents""; ""I. INTRODUCTION""; ""II. LITERATURE ON SEASONALITIES""; ""III. INSTITUTIONAL ASPECTS OF CHINESE STOCK MARKET""; ""IV. DATA AND RESEARCH METHOD""; ""V. RESULTS""; ""VI. EXTENSION: HOLIDAY EFFECT""; ""VII. FURTHER EXTENSIONS: INVESTMENT STRATEGIES BASED ON SEASONALITIES""; ""VIII. CONCLUSION""; ""REFERENCES""
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
"January 2006."
Physical Description
1 online resource (46 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781283513159

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