Macroeconomic risks and characteristic-based factor models
Aretz, Kevin, Bartram, Söhnke M. and Pope, Peter F.. (2010) Macroeconomic risks and characteristic-based factor models. Journal of Banking & Finance, Vol.34 (No.6). pp. 1383-1399. ISSN 0378-4266Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2009.12.006
We show that book-to-market, size, and momentum capture cross-sectional variation in exposures to a broad set of macroeconomic factors identified in the prior literature as potentially important for pricing equities. The factors considered include innovations in economic growth expectations, inflation, the aggregate survival probability, the term structure of interest rates, and the exchange rate. Factor mimicking portfolios constructed on the basis of book-to-market, size, and momentum therefore, serve as proxy composite macroeconomic risk factors. Conditional and unconditional cross-sectional asset pricing tests indicate that most of the macroeconomic factors considered are priced. The performance of an asset pricing model based on the macroeconomic factors is comparable to the performance of the Fama and French (1993) model. However, the momentum factor is found to contain incremental information for asset pricing.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HG Finance|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Finance Group
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Banking & Finance|
|Publisher:||Elsevier Science BV|
|Number of Pages:||17|
|Page Range:||pp. 1383-1399|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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