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Evaluation Of Linear Asset Pricing Models By Implied Portfolio Performance

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  • Ronald J. Balvers

    (Division of Economics and Finance, West Virginia University)

  • Dayong Huang

    (Division of Economics and Finance, West Virginia University)

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We adapt the metric of Kandel and Stambaugh (1995) to evaluate linear asset pricing models. The “KS-ratio” criterion rates a model’s usefulness based on the mean portfolio return a mean-variance decision maker obtains for any variance choice by using the model for optimal portfolio decisions. It is equivalent to a cross-sectional GLS R-square criterion and to a measure of minimum distance between the asset and factor frontiers. We assess the KS-ratio compared to the HJ-distance and ad hoc goodness-of-fit evaluation criteria with simulated returns. We then apply the various criteria to evaluate nine prominent asset pricing models with actual data.

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  • Ronald J. Balvers & Dayong Huang, 2005. "Evaluation Of Linear Asset Pricing Models By Implied Portfolio Performance," Working Papers 05-06old2 Classification-, Department of Economics, West Virginia University.
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