Market reactions to several popular trend-chasing technical signals

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-456
Journal / PublicationApplied Economics Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 1995


This is a study of abnormal patterns of returns associated with several trend-chasing technical signals commonly found in newspapers, finance magazines and technical analysts reports in the Hong Kong stock market. With event-study methodology, it finds significantly positive (or negative) nominal and excess returns in the period after the signals change to provide bullish (or bearish) signals. Furthermore, it shows that the price tends to be more volatile in the period before the signal changes. These results support the conjecture that trend-chasing signals constitute important information in the market and they have an impact on stock returns. © 1995, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.