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The UK Stock Market Almanac 2016: Seasonality analysis and studies of market anomalies to give you an edge in the year ahead by Stephen Eckett

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Introduction

Welcome to the 2016 edition of the UK Stock Market Almanac, where we celebrate the Efficient Market Theory – that is, the failure of the theory. This book could alternatively be titled The Inefficient Almanac, as it revels in the trends and anomalies of the market that the Efficient Market Theory says shouldn’t exist.

New in the 2016 Almanac

The Almanac comprises updates on previous strategies and studies covered in previous editions, and also new research.

New research

New strategies and studies in this Almanac include:

  • Nonfarm payrolls – what impact does the Nonfarm payroll report have on equities in the days around the announcement? [page 82]
  • MSCI Index reviews – how the share price behaves when a company is added to the MSCI ...

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