Title

Short-horizon Contrarian and Momentum Strategies in Asian Markets: An Integrated Analysis

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

In this paper, we test the profitability of short-term contrarian and momentum strategies, which take into account the effects of trading activity, size/value characteristics, and asymmetric investor responses to news regarding stock markets in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore during 1990–2000. Except for the Taiwanese and Korean markets, “winner” (“loser”) portfolios experience subsequent reversal (momentum) of stock prices. Among actively traded stocks, significant contrarian profits can be obtained from only “winner” portfolios in Japan, while sizeable momentum profits from “loser portfolios” in both Japan and Hong Kong.

Keywords

Trading strategies, Trading activities, Profitability

Discipline

Finance and Financial Management

Research Areas

Finance

Publication

International Review of Financial Analysis

Volume

17

Issue

2

First Page

312

Last Page

229

ISSN

1057-5219

Identifier

10.1016/j.irfa.2006.03.001

Publisher

Elsevier

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