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Is Beta Still Alive? Conclusive Evidence from the Swiss Stock market

  • Isakov, D.

This paper proposes an alternative approach to access the usefulness of betas and applies it to a representative sample of the Swiss stock market. The approach is based on a more pragmatic analysis of the implications of using realised, rather than expected returns and on the fact that the realised market excess return is volatile and often negative.

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Paper provided by Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Universite de Geneve- in its series Papers with number 97.17.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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Handle: RePEc:fth:ehecge:97.17
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