Title: Volatility and calendar anomaly through GARCH model: evidence from the selected G20 stock exchanges

Authors: Shraddha Mishra

Addresses: Department of Rural Management, School of Management Studies, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh-226025, India

Abstract: The recurring nature of the stock market suggested that past behaviour would tend to re-emerge in future. As to predict the future, it is fruitful to comprehend the patterns. Calendar anomalies are much reflected on these assumptions. Thus, we attempt to capture the day of the week pattern of market returns and volatility. The study considers 20 different economies from the G20 countries, spans over the period of five years (after recession) spread from January 2009 to December 2014. We find that some calendar anomalies are persistent in the stock return pattern for all the selected economies. The day of the week effect shows positive results majorly for emerging stock markets. As far as volatility is concerned, a few markets reveal that volatility is highly increased after a negative return. In the scenario, it is advised that investors may require being more cognisant about the negative news than the positive news in the market.

Keywords: stock market volatility; calendar anomaly; time series analysis; G20 nations; market returns; institutional environment; global financial crisis; GARCH model.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2017.085105

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2017 Vol.19 No.1, pp.126 - 144

Received: 30 Sep 2015
Accepted: 07 Jan 2016

Published online: 12 Jul 2017 *

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