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What explains the investment growth anomaly?

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  • Prombutr, Wikrom
  • Phengpis, Chanwit
  • Zhang, Ying

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We examine if an existing asset pricing model in an unconditional or conditional setting can explain the investment growth anomaly, as represented by higher returns on stocks of the firms with lower growth in capital expenditures. Our results indicate that the conditional Fama–French 3-factor model that allows factor loadings to be time-varying and further linked to firm-level characteristics and the business cycle can explain the anomaly.

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  • Prombutr, Wikrom & Phengpis, Chanwit & Zhang, Ying, 2012. "What explains the investment growth anomaly?," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 36(9), pages 2532-2542.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jbfina:v:36:y:2012:i:9:p:2532-2542
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2012.05.010
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    1. Su, Xuan-Qi, 2016. "Does systematic distress risk drive the investment growth anomaly?," The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 61(C), pages 240-248.
    2. Huang, Lin & Wang, Zijun, 2014. "Is the investment factor a proxy for time-varying investment opportunities? The US and international evidence," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 44(C), pages 219-232.

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    Keywords

    Investment growth; Risk; Characteristic; Conditional asset pricing model;

    JEL classification:

    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates

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