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Long-Run Cash-Flow and Discount-Rate Risks in the Cross-Section of US Returns

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  • Michail Koubouros

    (Department of Economics University of Peloponnese)

  • Dimitrios Malliaropulos

    (Department of Banking and Financial Management University of Piraeus and EFG-Eurobank)

  • Ekaterini Panopoulou

    (Department of Economics National University of Ireland Maynooth)

Abstract

This paper decomposes the overall market beta of common stocks into four parts reflecting uncertainty related to the long-run dynamics of stock- specific and market-wide cash flows and discount rates. We employ a discrete time version of Merton�s Intertemporal CAPM to test whether these four sources of risk command different risk prices. The model performs well in pricing average returns on single- and double- sorted portfolios according to size, book-to-market, dividend-price ratios and past risk. It generates high estimates for the explained cross-sectional variation in average returns, lower average pricing errors than the Fama-French three factor model and economically and statistically acceptable estimates for the coefficient of relative risk aversion.

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Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: 08 May 2005
Date of revision: 17 Jan 2006
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpfi:0505009

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Keywords: CAPM; cash-flow risk; discount-rate risk; asset pricing;

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  1. Botshekan, Mahmoud & Kräussl, Roman & Lucas, André, 2010. "Cash flow and discount rate risk in up and down markets: What is actually priced?," CFS Working Paper Series 2010/20, Center for Financial Studies (CFS).
  2. John Y. Campbell & Christopher Polk & Tuomo Vuolteenaho, 2005. "Growth or Glamour? Fundamentals and Systematic Risk in Stock Returns," NBER Working Papers 11389, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Eric Bahel & Christian Trudeau, 2014. "Stable lexicographic rules for shortest path games," Working Papers e07-46, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Economics.
  4. Mahmoud Botshekan & Roman Kraeussl & Andre Lucas, 2010. "Cash Flow and Discount Rate Risk in Up and Down Markets: What is actually priced?," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 10-116/2/DSF 3, Tinbergen Institute.

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