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Pitfalls in market timing test

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  • 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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  • Chu, Chia-Shang & Lu, Liping & Shi, Zhentao, 2009. "Pitfalls in market timing test," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 103(3), pages 123-126, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:103:y:2009:i:3:p:123-126
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