IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/hal/cesptp/halshs-00587775.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Detrending Persistent Predictors

Author

Listed:
  • Christophe Boucher

    () (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, A.A.Advisors-QCG - ABN AMRO)

  • Bertrand Maillet

    () (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, A.A.Advisors-QCG - ABN AMRO, EIF - Europlace Institute of Finance)

Abstract

Researchers in finance very often rely on highly persistent - nearly integrated - explanatory variables to predict returns. This paper proposes to stand up to the usual problem of persistent regressor bias, by detrending the highly auto-correlated predictors. We find that the statistical evidence of out-of-sample predictability of stock returns is stronger, once predictors are adjusted for high persistence.

Suggested Citation

  • Christophe Boucher & Bertrand Maillet, 2011. "Detrending Persistent Predictors," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00587775, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:halshs-00587775
    Note: View the original document on HAL open archive server: https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-00587775
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-00587775/document
    Download Restriction: no

    Other versions of this item:

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Forecasting; persistence; detrending; expected returns.; Prévision; persistance; extraction de tendance; rendements espérés.;

    JEL classification:

    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • G1 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:halshs-00587775. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (CCSD). General contact details of provider: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/ .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.