Asset prices and omitted moments; A stochastic dominance analysis of market efficiency
We analyze if the value-weighted stock market portfolio is second-order stochastic dominance (SSD) efficient relative to benchmark portfolios formed on market capitalization, book-to-market equity ratio and industry classification. During the period from the mid-1970s to the late 1980s, the market portfolio is significantly mean-variance inefficient. During this period, the market portfolio generally also is significantly SSD inefficient. This suggests that mean-variance inefficiency cannot be explained by omitted return moments like higher-order central moments or lower partial moments.
|Keywords||asset pricing, market efficiency, size and book-to-market effects, statistical inference, stochastic dominance|
Post, G.T.. (2003). Asset prices and omitted moments; A stochastic dominance analysis of market efficiency (No. ERS-2003-017-F&A). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/430