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The Predictability of Equity REIT Returns: Time Variation and Economic Significance

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  • Ling, David C
  • Naranjo, Andy
  • Ryngaert, Michael D

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This article presents evidence on predictability of excess returns for equity REITs relative to the aggregate stock market, small-capitalization stocks, and T-bills using best-fit models from prior time periods. We find that excess equity REIT returns are far less predictable out-of-sample than in-sample. This inability to forecast out-of-sample is particularly true in the 1990s. Nevertheless, in the absence of transaction costs, active-trading strategies based on out-of-sample predictions modestly outperform REIT buy-and-hold strategies. However, when transaction costs are introduced, profits from these active-trading strategies largely disappear. Copyright 2000 by Kluwer Academic Publishers

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  • Ling, David C & Naranjo, Andy & Ryngaert, Michael D, 2000. "The Predictability of Equity REIT Returns: Time Variation and Economic Significance," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 20(2), pages 117-136, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jrefec:v:20:y:2000:i:2:p:117-36
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