Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 419–426 | Cite as

An analysis of the weekend effect within the monthly effect

  • Kartono Liano
  • James T. Lindley


This study analyzes the weekend effect in the first half and the second half of the month and finds a weekend effect: Friday's returns are significantly greater than Monday's returns. However, the spread between Monday's and Friday's returns shifts between the first half and the second half of the month. Consequently, a plausible explanation for the weekend effect should consider the shifting of Monday-Friday returns across the month. In addition, the 1982–1992 period does not exhibit a monthly effect or a weekend effect for the value-weighted index.

Key words

weekend effect monthly effect return patterns 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kartono Liano
    • 1
  • James T. Lindley
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Finance and EconomicsMississippi State UniversityMississippi State
  2. 2.Department of Finance, Southern StationUniversity of Southern MississippiHattiesburg

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