Market anomaly

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A market anomaly (or market inefficiency) in a financial market is a price and/or rate of return distortion that seems to contradict the efficient-market hypothesis.[1][2]

The market anomaly usually relates to:

There are anomalies in relation to the economic fundamentals of the equity, technical trading rules, and economic calendar events.

Anomalies could be fundamental,[3] technical, or calendar related. Fundamental anomalies include value effect, small-cap effect (low P/E stocks and small cap companies do better than index on an average) and the low-volatility anomaly. Calendar anomalies involve patterns in stock returns from year to year or month to month, while technical anomalies include momentum effect.


  1. ^ "Investor Home - Anomalies". Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  2. ^ "Investor Home - Anomalies". Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  3. ^ "Investor Home - Fundamental Anomalies". Retrieved 2017-03-13.

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