On the Predictability of Stock Returns: An Asset-Allocation Perspective
Sample evidence about the predictability of monthly stock returns is considered from the perspective of a risk-averse Bayesian investor who must allocate funds between stocks and cash. The investor uses the sample evidence to update prior beliefs about the parameters in a regression of stock returns on a set of predictive variables. The regression relation can seem weak when described by usual statistical measures but the current values of the predictive variables can exert a substantial influence on the investor's portfolio decision, even when the investor's prior beliefs are weighted against predictability. Copyright 1996 by American Finance Association.
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Volume (Year): 51 (1996)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
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