THE NONPARALLEL WEEKEND EFFECT IN THE STOCK AND BOND MARKETS

J. Clay Singleton, John R. Wingender

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Abstract

Explanations for the day‐of‐the‐week effect are either market‐specific conventions (timing delays in settlement and clearing, dividend payout arrangements) or cross‐market events (bad news delayed until the weekend). Although a market‐specific rational is confined to one market, cross‐market events affect at least two markets. In this research we investigate the weekend effect in the stock and Treasury markets. Our findings suggest the weekend effect is nonparallel across financial markets. Thus, the weekend effect is more likely due to unique features of the individual markets than to events affecting both stock and Treasury markets simultaneously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)531-538
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Financial Research
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Accounting
  • Finance

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