Profiteering from the Dot-Com Bubble, Subprime Crisis and Asian Financial Crisis

Michael McAleer*, John Suen, Wing Keung Wong

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    The paper explores the characteristics associated with the formation of bubbles that occurred in the Hong Kong stock market in 1997 and 2007, as well as the 2000 dot-com bubble of Nasdaq. It examines the profitability of technical analysis (TA) strategies generating buy and sell signals, with and without our proposed trading rules. The empirical results show that, by applying long and short strategies during the bubble formation and a short strategy after the bubble burst, it not only produces returns that are significantly greater than buy-and-hold strategies, but also produces greater wealth compared with TA strategies without trading rules. We conclude that these bubble detection signals help investors generate greater wealth from applying appropriate long and short moving average (MA) strategies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)257-279
    Number of pages23
    JournalJapanese Economic Review
    Issue number3
    Early online date29 Mar 2016
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2016

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Economics and Econometrics


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