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Research Journal of Business Management
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 170-177
DOI: 10.3923/rjbm.2011.170.177
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Analysis of Monday Effect in Indian Stock Market

P. Nageswari, M. Selvam and J. Gayathri

The Anomaly, namely, ‘Weekend Effect’ was found in many developed and developing markets around the world, including rapidly emerging Indian Equity Market. The Weekend Effect or Day of the Week Effect has been a hot research topic among academicians for decades. The most popular Anomaly is the Monday Effect, meaning that the Monday’s Average Return is significantly lower than the Other Days’ Average Returns. The presence of Monday Effect defeats the basic premises of the Efficient Market Hypothesis. Besides, it has greater implications on the design of investment strategy in the long run. This study proposes to discover the ‘Monday Effect’, in Indian Stock Markets. It is found that there was the highest mean return earned in Friday and the lowest/negative mean return earned in Monday for the sample indices. Besides, there was no significant difference in the mean returns among the different days of the week. The analysis of Seasonality results showed that there was no significant day of the week effect in the Indian stock market during the study period.
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P. Nageswari, M. Selvam and J. Gayathri, 2011. Analysis of Monday Effect in Indian Stock Market. Research Journal of Business Management, 5: 170-177.

DOI: 10.3923/rjbm.2011.170.177






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