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A New Variance Bound on the Stochastic Discount Factor

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  • Raymond Kan

    (University of Toronto)

  • Guofu Zhou

    (Washington University in St. Louis)

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In this paper, we construct a new variance bound on any stochastic discount factor (SDF) of the form m = m(x), with x being a vector of state variables, which tightens the well-known Hansen-Jagannathan bound by a ratio of one over the multiple correlation coefficient between x and the standard minimum variance SDF, m0. In many applications, the correlation is small, and hence the bound is much improved. For example, when x is the growth rate of consumption, the new variance bound can be 25 times greater than the Hansen-Jagannathan bound, making it much more difficult to explain the equity-premium puzzle.

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Article provided by University of Chicago Press in its journal Journal of Business.

Volume (Year): 79 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 (March)
Pages: 941-962

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Handle: RePEc:ucp:jnlbus:v:79:y:2006:i:2:p:941-962

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  1. Glode, Vincent, 2011. "Why mutual funds "underperform"," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 99(3), pages 546-559, March.
  2. Chrétien, Stéphane, 2012. "Bounds on the autocorrelation of admissible stochastic discount factors," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 36(7), pages 1943-1962.
  3. Bakshi, Gurdip & Chabi-Yo, Fousseni, 2012. "Variance bounds on the permanent and transitory components of stochastic discount factors," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 105(1), pages 191-208.
  4. Fousseni Chabi-Yo & René Garcia & Eric Renault, 2005. "The Stochastic Discount Factor: Extending the Volatility Bound and a New Approach to Portfolio Selection with Higher-Order Moments," Working Papers 05-2, Bank of Canada.
  5. Bakshi, Gurdip & Chabi-Yo, Fousseni, 2011. "Variance Bounds on the Permanent and Transitory Components of Stochastic Discount Factors," Working Paper Series 2011-11, Ohio State University, Charles A. Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics.

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