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Examining the Efficiency of American Stock Exchange NASDAQ: An empirical analysis of the Market Efficiency Hypothesis

Muhammad Zeeshan Younas () and Rashid Mehmood
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Rashid Mehmood: Department of Economics, COMSATS University, Islamabad

Bulletin of Business and Economics (BBE), 2018, vol. 7, issue 3, 132-137

Abstract: This research paper is examining the efficiency of the NASDAQ Stock Market via applying the financial economics model Market Efficiency Hypothesis. The study is covering the latest weekly dataset of NASDAQ Stock Market and testing its efficiency after the global financial crisis to date. Our data set consists of the period of Dec 2009 to Dec 2017, and it is retrieved from the Yahoo finance portal. We applied two econometrics techniques to check that whether the stock exchange index is following random walk hypothesis or not. These techniques include autocorrelation test and Runs test. The empirical analysis of our study postulating that the NASDAQ Stock Market of America is not following the random walk hypothesis and investors can achieve the abnormal returns via predicting the future trends based on the previous stock movements.

Keywords: NASDAQ Stock Market; Random Walk Hypothesis; Market Efficiency Hypothesis; Runs test (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D61 H54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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