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Effects of New Zealand general elections on stock market returns

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dc.contributor.author Abidin, Sazali Zainal
dc.contributor.author Old, Clare
dc.contributor.author Martin, Thomas
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-13T01:44:49Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-13T01:44:49Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Abidin, S.Z., Old, C. & Martin, T. (2010). Effects of New Zealand general elections on stock market returns. International Review of Business Research Papers, 6(6), 1-12. en_NZ
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10289/6577
dc.description.abstract This paper examines stock returns under both National and Labour governments in New Zealand, offering further insight into the existence of the political cycle effect. Findings indicate the existence of a political cycle effect in stock returns, consistent with a number of recent studies performed within both Australia and New Zealand. New Zealand’s right-of-centre National party are found to be associated with significantly higher stock returns during their terms in office than their left-of-centre counterparts, the Labour party. Our findings add to a growing body of literature, particularly outside of the United States, where investors can expect stock returns to vary depending upon the governing political party and can make better investment decisions accordingly. en_NZ
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.uri http://www.bizresearchpapers.com/1.%20sazali-FINAL.pdf en_NZ
dc.rights This article has been published in the journal: International Review of Business Research Papers. Used with permission. en_NZ
dc.subject New Zealand en_NZ
dc.subject stock market en_NZ
dc.title Effects of New Zealand general elections on stock market returns en_NZ
dc.type Journal Article en_NZ


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