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Type of Publication: Article in Journal

Market Maturity and Mispricing

Author(s):
Heiko Jacobs
Title of Journal:
Journal of Financial Economics
Volume:
2016
Number of Issue:
122
pages:
270-287
Keywords:
anomalies, return predictability, behavioral finance, international stock markets, emerging markets
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
doi:10.1016/j.jfineco.2016.01.030
Link to complete version:
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2797986
Citation:
LABEL-FOR-eidrisexport

Abstract

Abstract

Relying on the Stambaugh, Yu, and Yuan (2015) mispricing score and on 45 countries between 1994 and 2013, I document economically meaningful and statistically significant cross-sectional stock return predictability around the globe. In contrast to the widely held belief, mispricing associated with the 11 long/short anomalies underlying the composite ranking measure appears to be at least as prevalent in developed markets as in emerging markets. Additional support for this conjecture is obtained, among others, from tests for biased expectations based on the behavior of anomaly spreads surrounding earnings announcements as well as from within-country variation in development.