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Using Bayesian Variable Selection Methods to Choose Style Factors in Global Stock Return Models

  • Stephen Satchell
  • Soosung Hwang
  • Anthony Hall

This paper applies Bayesian variable selection methods from the statistics literature to give guidance in the decision to include/omit factors in a global (linear factor) stock return model. Once one has accounted for country and sector, it is possible to see which style or styles best explains current asset returns. The study suggests that global style is not an important component once country and sector have been accounted for.

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Paper provided by Warwick Business School, Finance Group in its series Working Papers with number wp99-01.

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Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:wbs:wpaper:wp99-01
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