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Do Investors Capture the Value Premium?

Tim Loughran

University of Notre Dame

Todd Houge

University of Iowa

Financial Management, Vol. 35, No. 2, Summer 2006

Do investors realize higher returns by investing in value stocks instead of growth stocks? Examination of a sample of equity indexes, mutual funds, and large-cap stocks reveals no evidence that value firms have earned higher returns than growth firms. The value premium reported in the literature is historically strongest for small-capitalization firms, yet average annual returns for small-cap equity funds are 14.10% for value funds compared to 14.52% for growth funds. Despite dramatic increases in mutual fund expense ratios from 1965 to 2001, fee differences across style funds cannot explain the absence of a value premium.

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Date posted: September 17, 2006  

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Loughran, Tim and Houge, Todd, Do Investors Capture the Value Premium?. Financial Management, Vol. 35, No. 2, Summer 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=929701

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Tim Loughran
University of Notre Dame ( email )
Department of Finance
245 Mendoza College of Business
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5646
United States
574-631-8432 (Phone)
574-631-5255 (Fax)
Todd Houge (Contact Author)
University of Iowa ( email )
Henry B. Tippie College of Business
Department of Finance, S288 PBB
Iowa City, IA 52242-1994
United States
319-335-3754 (Phone)
319-335-3690 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/faculty/thouge
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