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Pitfalls in market timing test

  • Chu, Chia-Shang
  • Lu, Liping
  • Shi, Zhentao
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    Henriksson and Merton's market timing test suffers nontrivial size distortion when the observations are serially dependent sequences. Potential danger of finding spurious timing ability can be avoided by implementing a Markov regression that includes the lagged dependent variables as additional explanatory variables.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 103 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 3 (June)
    Pages: 123-126

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