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The Impact of the Return Interval on The estimation of Systematic Risk in Australia


  • Jesev, T.
  • Brailsford, T.


The estimation of systematic risk (or 'beta') in central to the implementation of the Capital Asset Pricing Model and the market model for both researchers and practioners. It is well known that a variety of beta estimates can result for the one stock dependeng on various factors such as the calculation of returns, choice of the market index, sample period and length of the estimation period. In this paper, we are concerned with one of such facor being the interval over which returns are measured.

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  • Jesev, T. & Brailsford, T., 1996. "The Impact of the Return Interval on The estimation of Systematic Risk in Australia," Papers 96-8, Melbourne - Centre in Finance.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:melrfi:96-8

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    JEL classification:

    • C82 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data; Data Access
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing


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