A new research from the University of New Hampshire has found that during the holy month of Ramadan, stock returns are almost nine times higher in predominately Muslim countries than during other times of the year...The mean annualized return earned by investors during the holy month was 38.09 percent, compared to a gain of 4.32 percent throughout the rest of the year, Ahmad Etebari, professor of finance and chair of the UNH Department of Accounting and Finance said.
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