Studies show that significant differences exist among return distributions of days of the week. While these results are ubiquitous, their validity depends on the robustness of statistical procedures used. Virtually every day‐of‐the‐week study has used mean/variance analysis despite it being well documented that daily return distributions are nonnormal. This study uses stochastic dominance analysis, which is not distribution dependent, to test for a day‐of‐the‐week effect. Results indicate that the day‐of‐the‐week effect is robust and that previous findings are not artifacts deriving from violations of distributional assumptions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Financial Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1989|
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