Value and Momentum Everywhere
Clifford S. Asness
AQR Capital Management, LLC
Tobias J. Moskowitz
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business; AQR Capital; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Lasse Heje Pedersen
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance; Copenhagen Business School; AQR Capital Management, LLC; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
June 1, 2012
Chicago Booth Research Paper No. 12-53
Fama-Miller Working Paper
We study the returns to value and momentum strategies jointly across eight diverse markets and asset classes. Finding consistent value and momentum premia in every asset class, we further find strong common factor structure among their returns. Value and momentum are more positively correlated across asset classes than passive exposures to the asset classes themselves. However, value and momentum are negatively correlated both within and across asset classes. Our results indicate the presence of common global risks that we characterize with a three factor model. Global funding liquidity risk is a partial source of these patterns, which are identifiable only when examining value and momentum simultaneously across markets. Our findings present a challenge to existing behavioral, institutional, and rational asset pricing theories that largely focus on U.S. equities.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 72
Date posted: November 14, 2012
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