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Title: Profitability of Momentum and Overreaction Trading Strategies in Switzerland Stock Market
Authors: Naghavi, Mani
Keywords: trading strategies
stock market
overreaction hypothesis
momentum effect
financial market
Issue Date: Jun-2012
Publisher: The British University in Dubai (BUiD)
Abstract: Following available literatures on overreaction hypothesis and momentum effect, this research examines the profitability of contrarian and momentum strategies within large cap/blue-chip stocks of Switzerland financial market. Using a high frequency tactical asset allocation, the winner stocks continued to yield a significant large return in one day after portfolio formation and the losers reported insignificant return, hence, momentum is found to be profitable strategy in one-day holding period with an average return of above 14% per annum. A significant contrarian profitability of over 5% is also observed in 3 and 10 days holding period. Furthermore, the result shows Friday and January effect within momentum return in one day holding period.
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