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Emerging stock markets return seasonalities: the January effect and the tax-loss selling hypothesis

Stilianos Fountas () and Konstantinos Segredakis

Applied Financial Economics, 2002, vol. 12, issue 4, 291-299

Abstract: Seasonal effects are tested for in stock returns, the January effect anomaly and the tax-loss selling hypothesis using monthly stock returns in eighteen emerging stock markets for the period 1987-1995. Even though considerable evidence for seasonal effects applies in several countries, very little evidence is found in favour of the January effect and the tax-loss selling hypothesis. These results provide some support to the informational efficiency aspect of the market efficiency hypothesis.

Date: 2002
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