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Long-run bulls and bears

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  • Albuquerque, Rui
  • Eichenbaum, Martin
  • Papanikolaou, Dimitris
  • Rebelo, Sergio

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A central challenge in asset pricing is the weak connection between stock returns and observable economic fundamentals. We provide evidence that this connection is stronger than previously thought. We use a modified version of the Bry–Boschan algorithm to identify long-run swings in the stock market. We call these swings long-run bull and bear episodes. We find that there is a high correlation between stock returns and fundamentals across bull and bear episodes. This correlation is much higher than the analogous time-series correlations. We show that several asset pricing models cannot simultaneously account for the low time-series and high episode correlations.

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  • Albuquerque, Rui & Eichenbaum, Martin & Papanikolaou, Dimitris & Rebelo, Sergio, 2015. "Long-run bulls and bears," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 76(S), pages 21-36.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:moneco:v:76:y:2015:i:s:p:s21-s36
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jmoneco.2015.09.010
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