The Intertemporal Relation Between the U.S. and Japanese Stock Markets

  • Author(s): KENT G. BECKER, JOSEPH E. FINNERTY, MANOJ GUPTA
  • Published: Apr 30, 2012
  • Pages: 1297-1306
  • DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6261.1990.tb02438.x

ABSTRACT

This paper finds a high correlation between the open to close returns for U.S. stocks in the previous trading day and the Japanese equity market performance in the current period. In contrast, the Japanese market has only a small impact on the U.S. return in the current period. High correlations among open to close returns are a violation of the efficient market hypothesis; however, in trading simulations, the excess profits in Japan vanish when transactions costs and transfer taxes are included.

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