Three Essays on Stock Market Seasonality

Three Essays on Stock Market Seasonality

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In chapter 3, we establish the presence of seasonality in the cash flows to the U.S. domestic mutual funds. January is the month with the highest net cash flows to equity funds and December is the month with the lowest net cash flows. The large net flows in January are attributed to the increased purchases, and the small net flows in December are due to the increased redemptions. Thus, the turn-of-the-year period is the time when most mutual fund investors make their investment decisions. We offer the possible sources for the seasonality in mutual funds flows.The cumulative profit of the strategy per year is 16.2 percent when we use only previous one yeara#39;s calendar month return and is 18.7 percent when we use twenty years of historical returns with annual lags. The increase in the profit from usinganbsp;...

Title:Three Essays on Stock Market Seasonality
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008


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