December effect

December Effect

The tendency of stocks to perform better in December than in any other month of the year. This may be because of increased sales and earnings due to the Christmas season, or because of expectations for new products at the start of the next year. In any case, December has usually, historically, been the best month for stock performance. It is also noteworthy that, in general, fewer bankruptcies are filed in December. See also: Monday effect.

December effect

The tendency of stock prices to move upward during the last month of the year. Historical statistics indicate December is the strongest month of the year for stock prices.
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There a positive and significant end of December effect observed in KSE-100 index that shows the evidence of the turn of the year or the end of the year effect.
The December effect or The Turn of the year effect is positively Half month effect: OLS regression calculates the mean daily returns for the first half and second half of each month and tests whether each significant at 1% level.
Price to earnings ratio anomaly: the positive December effect and prior researches do not support this observation.