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Another Look at the Cross-Section of Expected Stock Returns


  • Kothari, S P
  • Shanken, Jay
  • Sloan, Richard G


The authors' examination of the cross-section of expected returns reveals economically and statistically significant compensation (about 6 to 9 percent per annum) for beta risk when betas are estimated from time-series regressions of annual portfolio returns on the annual return on the equally weighted market index. The relation between book-to-market equity and returns is weaker and less consistent than that in Fama and French (1992). The authors conjecture that past book-to-market results using COMPUSTAT data are affected by a selection bias and provide indirect evidence. Copyright 1995 by American Finance Association.

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  • Kothari, S P & Shanken, Jay & Sloan, Richard G, 1995. " Another Look at the Cross-Section of Expected Stock Returns," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 50(1), pages 185-224, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jfinan:v:50:y:1995:i:1:p:185-224

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    1. Dybvig, Philip H & Ross, Stephen A, 1985. " The Analytics of Performance Measurement Using a Security Market Line," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 40(2), pages 401-416, June.
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