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The Degree of Market efficiency / inefficiency

THE DEGREE OF MARKET EFFICIECNY/  INEFFICIENCY

A Look at Academic and Professional Research

by Hassan Adil

Abstract

 

There is abundant amount of research done on the efficiency of the markets. However, the academics and professionals have yet to come to a conclusion about the degree of efficiency.  This study will contribute to the understanding of the efficient market hypothesis, as first proposed by Fama. Later the paper will discuss the weak form, semi-strong, and briefly, the strong form of the market efficiency. This paper will synthesize academic research spanning from the 1960’s to 2010 regarding market efficiency. Finally this still will also provide a conclusion regarding the degree of the market efficiency after weighing and discussing the research conducted so far about the efficiency of the markets.

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