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Is candlestick continuation patterns applicable in Malaysian stock market?

Chin, Chee-Ling and Jais, Mohamad and Sulong Balia, Sophee and Tinggi, Michael (2017) Is candlestick continuation patterns applicable in Malaysian stock market? In: 17th Annual Conference of the Asian Academic Accounting Association (2016 FourA Conference), 20-22 November 2016, Kuching, Sarawak.

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Technical analysis is deemed to be an anathema to the modern finance theory as it contradicts with the efficient market hypothesis, typically the weak form market efficiency which forbids the utilization of past prices and trading volume data to predict future market movement.However, the technical indicator of candlestick trading strategy is widely applied by traders for short term investment.This study thus investigates on the predictive power of candlestick charting which concentrates on the application of continuation patterns in Malaysian stock market from 2000 to 2014.Skewness adjusted t-test is employed to test the statistical significance of candlesticks’ profitability.After taking into account the transaction costs, sub-sample, and out-of-sample test, the findings show that only Falling Window pattern after a prevailing downtrend shows predictive power with bearish signals indicated significantly during the 5- day holding period.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published in SHS Web of Conferences 34; Organized by: Institute for Strategic and Sustainable Accounting Development (ISSAD), Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2017 03:55
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2017 03:55
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/21034

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