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A time-varying perspective on the CAPM and downside betas

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  • Tsai, Hsiu-Jung
  • Chen, Ming-Chi
  • Yang, Chih-Yuan

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In the current study, we focus on the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) beta and downside betas. The empirical results of market index returns in the international samples of 23 developed countries exhibit significant differences between the CAPM and downside betas, indicating that these models capture distinct risks. Considering autocorrelation variance, the DCC downside betas (HW-beta and HR-beta) more effectively explain the expected stock market returns than does the CAPM beta.

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  • Tsai, Hsiu-Jung & Chen, Ming-Chi & Yang, Chih-Yuan, 2014. "A time-varying perspective on the CAPM and downside betas," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 29(C), pages 440-454.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:reveco:v:29:y:2014:i:c:p:440-454
    DOI: 10.1016/j.iref.2013.07.006
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    Keywords

    Downside beta; CAPM beta; Time-varying; DCC; Developed countries;
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    JEL classification:

    • F30 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - General
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models

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