January Effect at Czech Capital Market

Jan Luhan, Veronika Novotná, Vladěna Obrová


In the course of the investment process it is necessary to examine a large number of stocks (stock groups) within wide categories of financial assets. The main objective is to find stocks that are not rated correctly at the given moment, appearing thus from the buyer’s point of view as interesting to buy. To make such an analysis there is a wide scope of approaches. One of them is the efficient market theory. The main aim of this article is the application of methods of efficient market tests on the Prague stock exchange in the period of 2007-2010. In this article the authors aim at verifying the existence of the ‘January effect’ at the Czech capital market, particularly in the conditions of the Prague Stock Exchange. The primary data used herein were obtained from official lists of prices of the Prague Stock Exchange. JEL classification: G14, C12. Keywords: Capital market, stock exchange, prediction, January effect, weekend effect, verification.


Capital market; stock exchange; prediction; January effect; weekend effect; verification

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