Profitability of Momentum Strategies in the International Equity Markets
Posted: 14 Sep 2000
This paper examines the profitability of momentum strategies implemented on international stock market indices. Our results ndicate statistically significant evidence of momentum profits. The momentum profits arise mainly from time-series predictability in stock market indices - very little profit comes from predictability in the currency markets. We also find higher profits for momentum portfolios implemented on markets with higher volume in the previous period, indicating that return continuation is stronger following an increase in trading volume. This result confirms the informational role of volume and its applicability in technical analysis.
JEL Classification: G12, G14
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