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Forecasting Stock Price Changes: Is it Possible?


  • Pedro N. Rodríguez,
  • Simón Sosvilla-Rivero


We examine the relation between monthly stock returns and lagged publicly available information. Our primary objective is to determine whether the variables proposed in the literature to predict the equity premium contain incremental information to an investor. We find that certain variables do provide incremental information and may have some practical value. Although this not necessarily imply that return-forecasting models may be used to predict future stock returns, some model specifications may be used to predict future stock movements.

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  • Pedro N. Rodríguez, & Simón Sosvilla-Rivero, 2006. "Forecasting Stock Price Changes: Is it Possible?," Working Papers 2006-22, FEDEA.
  • Handle: RePEc:fda:fdaddt:2006-22

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    1. Giulio PALOMBA, 2006. "Multivariate GARCH models and Black-Litterman approach for tracking error constrained portfolios: an empirical analysis," Working Papers 267, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali.

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