A Case Study on the Effects of Ramadan on Stock Market Behaviour

The Advances in Accounting, Management, Business and Economics Journal 2021

8 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2021

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Bazeet Badru

School of Economics, Finance and Banking. Universiti Utara Malaysia ; Universiti Utara Malaysia.

Muideen Adeseye Awodiran

Afe Babalola University

Date Written: August 28, 2021

Abstract

This study reviews the effects of Ramadan, which is recognised as a notable religious ritual in the world among Muslims, on stock market behaviour. Based on the review, there is evidence that the effects of Ramadan lead to significantly higher stock market returns but less volatility. However, these results have predominantly been documented in Muslim regions, like Asia and the Middle East, with little attention given to its effects on stock market behaviour in a country, like Nigeria. Moreover, Nigeria is a country where Muslims and Christians are almost equal in number. In addition, in Nigeria, strictly Islamic financial products in the capital market are non-existent, except for the recent listing of an Islamic bank. Therefore, if such a study is carried out, it may help scholars, religious leaders and policymakers to have a better overview of whether or not religiosity plays any role in stock market behaviour, sustainable growth and individuals’ financial portfolio determination in a less Muslim dominated country, like Nigeria.

Keywords: Ramadan, stock market, stock returns, volatility, Nigeria

Suggested Citation

Badru, Bazeet and Awodiran, Muideen Adeseye, A Case Study on the Effects of Ramadan on Stock Market Behaviour (August 28, 2021). The Advances in Accounting, Management, Business and Economics Journal 2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3913211

Bazeet Badru (Contact Author)

School of Economics, Finance and Banking. Universiti Utara Malaysia ( email )

Universiti Utara Malaysia
Sintok, Kedah 06010
Malaysia
+60147265986 (Phone)

Universiti Utara Malaysia. ( email )

Sintok, Sintok 06010
Malaysia
+60147265986 (Phone)

Muideen Adeseye Awodiran

Afe Babalola University ( email )

KM 8.5, Afe Babalola Way,
P.M.B 5454
Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Western 234432
Nigeria

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