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How much stock return predictability can we expect from an asset pricing model?

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  • Zhou, Guofu

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We provide a new upper bound on the R-squared of a predictive regression of stock returns on predictable variables, tightening substantially Ross's (2005) bound. An empirical application illustrates that while Ross's bound is not binding, our bound does.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 108 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
Pages: 184-186

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:108:y:2010:i:2:p:184-186

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Keywords: Predictive regression R-squared Forecasting stock return;

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  1. Tom Engsted & Stig V. Møller & Magnus Sander, 2013. "Bond return predictability in expansions and recessions," CREATES Research Papers 2013-13, School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus.

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