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Risk Factors for the Swiss Stock Market

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  • Manuel Ammann
  • Michael Steiner

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The four risk factors controlling for the market, size, value and momentum effect have become a state-of-the-art framework for various applications in financial markets research. However, previous work shows that these broadly recognized factors are country-specific. This paper develops and analyses the factors for the Swiss stock market from January 1990 to December 2005, building on a high quality dataset and taking into account specific characteristics of the Swiss stock market. We find robust premiums that are validated by comparisons to literature and US-data. The explanatory power of the factors is high, confirming their relevance to the Swiss stock market.

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  • Manuel Ammann & Michael Steiner, 2008. "Risk Factors for the Swiss Stock Market," Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES), vol. 144(I), pages 1-35, March.
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    Keywords

    Fama French; Carhart; Value; Momentum; Switzerland;

    JEL classification:

    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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