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Title: Trading volume and short-horizon contrarian profits: Evidence from the Malaysian market
Authors: Hameed, A. 
Ting, S.
Keywords: Contrarian strategy
Malaysian stock market
Stock returns
Trading volume
Issue Date: 2000
Citation: Hameed, A.,Ting, S. (2000). Trading volume and short-horizon contrarian profits: Evidence from the Malaysian market. Pacific Basin Finance Journal 8 (1) : 67-84. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We provide evidence on short-term predictability of stock returns on the Malaysian stock market. We examine the relation between return predictability and the level of trading activity. This is particularly relevant in emerging stock markets, where thin trading is more pervasive. We find that the returns from a contrarian portfolio strategy are positively related to the level of trading activity in the securities. Specifically, the contrarian profits on actively and frequently traded securities are significantly higher than that generated from the low trading activity securities. We find that the differential behavior of high- and low-volume securities is not subsumed by the size effect, although for the small firms, the volume-predictability relation is most pronounced. We also suggest that the price patterns may be related to the institutional arrangement in the Malaysian stock market. © 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.
Source Title: Pacific Basin Finance Journal
ISSN: 0927538X
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