The efficient market hypothesis revisited : Evidence from the five small open asean stock markets

Qaiser Munir and Ching, Kok Sook and Fumitaka, Furuoka and Kasim Md Mansur (2012) The efficient market hypothesis revisited : Evidence from the five small open asean stock markets. Singapore Economic Review, 57 (3). ISSN 0217-5908


Download (44kB) | Preview


The efficient market hypothesis (EMH), which suggests that returns of a stock market are unpredictable from historical price changes, is satisfied when stock prices are characterized by a random walk (unit root) process. A finding of unit root implies that stock returns cannot be predicted. This paper investigates the stock prices behavior of five ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries i.e., Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, for the period from 1990:1 to 2009:1 using a two-regime threshold autoregressive (TAR) approach which allows testing nonlinearity and non-stationarity simultaneously. Among the main findings, our results indicate that stock prices of Malaysia and Thailand are a non-linear series and are characterized by a unit root process, consistent with the EMH. Furthermore, we find that stock prices of Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore follow a non-linear series, however, stock price indices are stationary processes that are inconsistent with the EMH.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Efficient market hypothesis, Threshold autoregressive model, Unit root, ASEAN, Nonlinearity, Numerical model, Regression analysis, Stock market, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore [Southeast Asia], Thailand
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG1-9999 Finance > HG4501-6051 Investment, capital formation, speculation > HG4551-4598 Stock exchanges
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Business and Economics
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2012 17:04
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2017 14:59

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item