Investor overreaction during market declines: Evidence from the 1997 Asian financial crisis

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Journal of Financial Research, 2006, 29 (2), pp. 217 - 234
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Unlike the 1987 stock market crash, the 1997 stock market decline was clearly preceded by new information that affected fundamental values of U.S. firms. We provide a detailed description of U.S. stock returns surrounding the Asian financial crisis. Consistent with the overreaction hypothesis, we find strong evidence of a magnitude effect in short-term return reversals. Additionally, we find evidence of short-term return predictability in the aftermath. Our results are robust to controls for size, price, risk, and bid-ask bounce effects. Overall, the results are indicative of investor overreaction in times of market crisis.
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