Delayed Price Discovery and Momentum Strategies: Evidence from Vietnam

37 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2007

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Madhu Veeraraghavan

T.A. PAI Management Institute, Finance Area

Mai Truc Thi Nguyen

Ho Chi Minh City Securities Trading Centre

Cameron Truong

Monash University; Financial Research Network (FIRN)

Date Written: May 2007

Abstract

This paper investigates the effectiveness of momentum strategies for equities listed on the Vietnam Stock Exchange. It also investigates the roles of trading volume and price limits to examine the profitability of momentum strategies. Our paper finds evidence of significant momentum profits during the period 2000-2006 and our findings are robust to various tests, risk adjustments and market microstructure biases. We also show that trading volume is particularly important in generating momentum returns. We further document that price limits significantly hinder market liquidity. This fact, to a large extent, accounts for the strong price continuity of the Vietnam Stock Exchange.

Suggested Citation

Veeraraghavan, Madhu and Thi Nguyen, Mai Truc and Truong, Cameron, Delayed Price Discovery and Momentum Strategies: Evidence from Vietnam (May 2007). 20th Australasian Finance & Banking Conference 2007 Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1009042 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1009042

Madhu Veeraraghavan

T.A. PAI Management Institute, Finance Area ( email )

Bangalore
Manipal, Karnataka 576104
India
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Mai Truc Thi Nguyen

Ho Chi Minh City Securities Trading Centre ( email )

Vietnam

Cameron Truong (Contact Author)

Monash University ( email )

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Australia

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