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Risk adjustment and momentum sources

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  • Wang, Jun
  • Wu, Yangru

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We show that the conventional procedure of risk adjustment by running full-sample time-series Fama-French three-factor regressions is not appropriate for momentum portfolios because the procedure fails to allow for the systematic dynamics of momentum portfolio factor loadings. We propose a simple procedure to adjust risks associated with the Fama-French three factors for momentum portfolios. Using our proposed method, the Fama-French three factors can explain approximately 40% of momentum profits generated by individual stocks and nearly all of momentum returns from style portfolios.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Banking & Finance.

Volume (Year): 35 (2011)
Issue (Month): 6 (June)
Pages: 1427-1435

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jbfina:v:35:y:2011:i:6:p:1427-1435

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Keywords: Momentum Risk adjustment Market efficiency;

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