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Semi-parametric Estimation and the Predictability of Stock Market Returns: Some Lessons from Japan

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  • Sentana, Enrique
  • Wadhwani, Sushil

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This paper attempts to explore whether lagged variables that help predict stock returns are merely proxying for mismeasured risk. Therefore, three different ways of measuring risk are employed (i.e., semiparametric, GARCH, and lagged squared returns). In an application to Japanese data, four key predictor variables are shown to have nontrivial additional forecasting power irrespective of how they measure risk. Interestingly, unlike the United States, the level of the lagged dividend yield is not positively correlated with returns in either Japan or South Korea. Copyright 1991 by The Review of Economic Studies Limited.

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Volume (Year): 58 (1991)
Issue (Month): 3 (May)
Pages: 547-63

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  1. Benoit Perron, 2003. "Semiparametric Weak-Instrument Regressions with an Application to the Risk-Return Tradeoff," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 85(2), pages 424-443, May.
  2. Peter Christoffersen & Francis X. Diebold, 2002. "Financial Asset Returns, Market Timing, and Volatility Dynamics," CIRANO Working Papers 2002s-02, CIRANO.
  3. Peter F. Christoffersen & Francis X. Diebold, 2006. "Financial Asset Returns, Direction-of-Change Forecasting, and Volatility Dynamics," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 52(8), pages 1273-1287, August.
  4. Marquering, W. & Verbeek, M.J.C.M., 2000. "The Economic Value of Predicting Stock Index Returns and Volatility," Discussion Paper 2000-78, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  5. Nijman, T.E. & Palm, F.C., 1991. "Recent developments in modeling volatility in financial data," Discussion Paper 1991-68, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  6. Hallam, Arne, 1992. "A Brief Overview Of Nonparametric Methods In Economics," Northeastern Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 21(2), October.
  7. Jonathan Manton & Anton Muscatelli & Vikram Krishnamurthy & Stan Hurn, . "Modelling Stock Market Excess Returns by Markov Modulated Gaussian Noise," Working Papers 9806, Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow.

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