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Emerging Stock Premia: Do Industries Matter?

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  • Marcella Lucchetta

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    (Department of Economics, University Of Venice Cà Foscari)

  • Michael Donadelli

    (Department of Economics and Finance, LUISS Guido Carli)

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This paper studies the dynamics of emerging excess returns in a industry-by-industry context. Differently from the recent financial literature, which mainly focuses on “total market indexes”, we perform a standard ex-post empirical analysis aimed at capturing the industries’ contribution to country stock performances. We obtain three key empirical findings. First, at industry level, we confirm the “high performance-high volatile nature” as well as the time-varying component of emerging excess returns. Second, at country level and in a dynamic context, we detect those industries that mainly contribute to the presence of emerging stock premia. Third, we show that some industries are much more exposed to global factors than others. We argue that these results display relevant implications for portfolio diversification and reflect consumption smoothing motive

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari" in its series Working Papers with number 2012_22.

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Date of creation: 2012
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Keywords: Industry Excess Returns; Emerging Stock Premia; Time-Varying Performances;

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