Another New Look at the Monday Effect
Qian Sun and
Wilson H.S. Tong
Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, 2002, vol. 29, issue 7‐8, 1123-1147
We link up the findings of Abraham and Ikenberry (1994) and Wang, Li and Erickson (1997) by showing that negative Monday returns concentrate on days 18 to 26 of a month and they can be completely explained in the statistical sense by the negative returns on the previous Friday. More importantly, we observe a ‘week–four effect’. Not only the returns on Mondays but also returns on other days are lower during the fourth week of a month. We suggest that liquidity selling by individual investors may be the reason.
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