Does January Effect Exist in Bangladesh?

A. F. M. Mainul Ahsan, Ahasan Habib Sarkar


This paper examines existence of January effect in Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) in Bangladesh. Regression
model combined with dummy variables and monthly DSE All Share Price Index (DSI) from January 1987 to
November 2012 has been used to test January effect in the stock return in DSE. It was empirically found that,
although January anomaly doesn’t exist in DSE, there is significant positive return in June which raises question
against efficient market hypothesis (EMH). Thus, there is an opportunity for investors to take advantage of this
June anomaly.

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