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The Cross-Sectional Determinants of Returns: Evidence from Emerging Markets' Stocks

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  • Ana Paula Serra

    (CEMPRE, Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto)

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This paper looks at the cross-section of stock returns for the particular case of emerging markets. For each of 21 emerging markets I investigate the role of a set of a priori specified factors in the cross-section of returns, and subsequently assess whether the important factors are common. I use data on emerging markets’ individual stocks from the Emerging Markets Data Base (IFC). My results indicate that the most important pricing factors are common to the emerging markets in my sample, and that these important factors are similar to those identified for mature markets. Among the top six factors are technical factors and price level attributes. The payoffs to these factors are not correlated suggesting that even if investors across markets elect similar factors to price assets, premia are local.

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  • Ana Paula Serra, 2002. "The Cross-Sectional Determinants of Returns: Evidence from Emerging Markets' Stocks," FEP Working Papers 120, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.
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    International Asset Pricing; Emerging Markets;

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