Is the 52-week high effect as strong as momentum? Evidence from developed and emerging market indices
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Existing research shows that a strategy based on the 52-week high prices of individual stocks explains momentum and is able to forecast returns. Given that the momentum strategy based on international market indices is also known to be profitable, we investigate the profitability of the 52-week high strategy for both developed and emerging market indices. In each case, we find that the momentum strategy is significantly more profitable than the corresponding 52-week high strategy. In general, our results indicate that the 52-week high effect is not as reliable or as robust as the momentum effect.
Applied Financial Economics
Copyright 2011 Routledge. This is an electronic version of an article published in Applied Financial Economics, Vol. 21(18), 2011, pp. 1369-1379. Applied Financial Economics is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com with the open URL of your article.