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The Momentum Effect in Latin American Emerging Markets

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  • Luis Muga
  • Rafael Santamaría

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We find that momentum strategies yield profits in Latin American emerging markets. Both stock type and country play a major role in explaining the momentum effect in these markets, but stock type is much more important. For risk-averse investors, winner portfolios stochastically dominate loser portfolios in these markets, implying that there are no asset-pricing models consistent with risk-averse investors that can rationalize the momentum effect. The results obtained via the bootstrap procedure without replacement also uphold this conclusion.

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  • Luis Muga & Rafael Santamaría, 2007. "The Momentum Effect in Latin American Emerging Markets," Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 43(4), pages 24-45, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:emfitr:v:43:y:2007:i:4:p:24-45
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