Momentum and Crash Sensitivity

Item Type Monograph (Working Paper)

This paper proposes a risk-based explanation of the momentum anomaly on equity markets. Regressing the momentum strategy return on the return of a self-financing portfolio going long (short) in stocks with high (low) crash sensitivity in the USA from 1963 to 2012 reduces the momentum effect from a highly statistically significant 11.94% to an insignificant 1.84%. We find additional supportive out-of sample evidence for our risk-based momentum explanation in a sample of 23 international equity markets.

Authors Ruenzi, Stefan & Weigert, Florian
Language English
Keywords Asset pricing, asymmetric dependence, copulas, crash sensitivity, momentum, tail risk
Subjects finance
Institute/School s/bf - Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Date 15 December 2017
Publisher SoF-HSG
Place of Publication St. Gallen
Series Name School of Finance Working Paper Series
Volume 2018/01
Number 01
Number of Pages 12
Official URL
Depositing User Geraldine Frei-Böbel
Date Deposited 15 Jan 2018 10:48
Last Modified 15 Jan 2018 10:48


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