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Improving the Market Model: The 4-State Model Alternative

  • Octave JOKUNG

    (Edhec Business School)

  • Jean-Christophe MEYFREDI

    (Edhec Business School)

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    The present paper conducts an empirical study by examining the Market Model and the three versions of the 4-State Model (translated, rotated and un-rotated) in a mean-beta framework. Using daily returns from the CAC 40 Index's assets, we find that the explanatory power of the 4-State Model is greater than the one of the Market Model and this effect is improved by rotation. A reduction in the non-systematic risk is also observed when switching from Market Model to 4-State Models. Surprisingly, the betas are more stable when using any version of the 4- State Model. This could have a strong impact on portfolio diversification and call widely held opinion into question.

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    Length: 24 pages
    Date of creation: 30 Mar 2004
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    Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpfi:0403006
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