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The Predictability of KLSE CI Stock Index Futures Returns and The Conditional Multifactor APT Model

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  • J. L. Ford
  • Wee Ching Pok
  • S. Poshakwale

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Numerous studies have shown that returns on stocks and futures can to some extent be predicted over time, and that for developed financial markets, the predictions are compatible with the beta-asset pricing (APT) paradigm. Increasingly more studies have been undertaken of the veracity of such a paradigm in emerging markets. It has been contended that the paradigm is inapplicable to those markets and will, in any event, be unable to account for predicted asset returns. In this study we consider the Stock Exchange futures market in Malaysia, which has been neglected in the literature. Our econometric findings (using GMM) indicate that the APT model can be used as a rationale for the predictability of asset returns using local information, with the betas’ being constant and the expected risk premia being time-varying.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Birmingham in its series Discussion Papers with number 06-09.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2006
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Handle: RePEc:bir:birmec:06-09

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