Ben Jacobsen

Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society

Professor of Finance

Warandelaan 2

TIAS Building

Tilburg, Noord Brabant 5037 AB

Netherlands

New Zealand Institute of Advanced Study

Auckland

New Zealand

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

35

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Scholarly Papers (35)

The Halloween Indicator, 'Sell in May and Go Away': Another Puzzle

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Apr 1998 Last Revised: 31 Oct 2009
Ben Jacobsen and Sven Bouman
Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society and Saemor Capital
Downloads 9,530 (353)
Citation 45

Abstract:

Stock returns, Sell in May, Return predictability, Halloween indicator

The Halloween Indicator, 'Sell in May and Go Away': Another Puzzle

American Economic Review, Vol. 92, No. 5, pp. 1618-1635, December 2002
Posted: 28 Mar 2002 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2009
Ben Jacobsen and Sven Bouman
Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society and Saemor Capital

Abstract:

Stock returns, Sell in May, Return predictability, Halloween indicator

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Citation 24

Striking Oil: Another Puzzle?

EFA 2005 Moscow Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 14 Aug 2005
Gerben Driesprong, Ben Jacobsen and Benjamin Maat
Erasmus University Rotterdam - Rotterdam School of Management, Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society and APG Asset Management
Downloads 6,899 (639)
Citation 24

Abstract:

Return Predictability, Oil Prices, International Stock Markets, Market Efficiency, Stock Returns, Underreaction

Striking Oil: Another Puzzle

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2003-082-F&A
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 30 Nov 2006
Gerben Driesprong, Ben Jacobsen and Benjamin Maat
Erasmus University Rotterdam - Rotterdam School of Management, Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society and APG Asset Management
Downloads 822 (23,104)
Citation 24

Abstract:

return predictability, oil prices, international stock markets, market efficiency, stock returns, besliskunde

Striking Oil: Another Puzzle?

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming
Posted: 20 Sep 2007
Gerben Driesprong, Ben Jacobsen and Benjamin Maat
Erasmus University Rotterdam - Rotterdam School of Management, Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society and APG Asset Management

Abstract:

Return Predictability, Oil Prices, International Stock Markets, Market Efficiency, Stock Returns, Underreaction

3.

The Halloween indicator, 'Sell in May and go Away': An Even Bigger Puzzle

Number of pages: 85 Posted: 02 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2014
Ben Jacobsen and Cherry Yi Zhang
Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society and Nottingham University Business School China
Downloads 2,801 (1,667)
Citation 2

Abstract:

seasonal anomalies, sell in May, Halloween indicator, long time series data

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The Halloween Effect in US Sectors

The Financial Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 10 May 2006 Last Revised: 18 May 2009
Ben Jacobsen and Nuttawat Visaltanachoti
Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society and Massey University - Department of Economics and Finance
Downloads 2,472 (3,225)
Citation 9

Abstract:

Sectors, Industries, Stock Markets, Halloween effect, Sell in May, Sector Rotation

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Return Predictability Revisited

EFA 2007 Ljubljana Meetings Paper, 21st Australasian Finance and Banking Conference 2008 Paper
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 25 Feb 2007 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2009
Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society, Massey University - School of Economics and Finance and Massey University - Department of Economics and Finance
Downloads 2,159 (4,760)

Abstract:

observation interval, return predictability tests, market efficiency, gradual information diffusion, market timing, quantitative investment techniques, commodity

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Riding Bubbles

Paris December 2007 Finance International Meeting AFFI-EUROFIDAI Paper
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 17 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2010
Nadja Guenster, Erik Kole and Ben Jacobsen
University of Muenster - Finance Center Muenster, Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Economics - Econometric Institute and Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society
Downloads 1,548 (8,637)

Abstract:

bubbles, limits to arbitrage, market efficiency, structural breaks

Riding Bubbles

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2009-058-F&A
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 17 May 2010
Nadja Guenster, Erik Kole and Ben Jacobsen
University of Muenster - Finance Center Muenster, Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Economics - Econometric Institute and Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society
Downloads 545 (40,566)

Abstract:

market efficiency, structural breaks, bubbles, asset pricing model, limits to arbitrage

7.

Are Monthly Seasonals Real? A Three Century Perspective

The Review of Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 26 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2012
Cherry Yi Zhang and Ben Jacobsen
Nottingham University Business School China and Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society
Downloads 1,578 (6,884)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Historical Data, Stock Return Seasonality, January Effect, Seasonal Anomalies, Sell in May, Halloween Indicator, Tax Loss Selling

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Seasonal, Size and Value Anomalies

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 22 Aug 2005
Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society, University of Saskatchewan - Department of Finance and Management Science and Massey University - Department of Economics and Finance
Downloads 1,572 (7,216)
Citation 10

Abstract:

Halloween Effect, Sell in May, January effect, Book to Market, Value, Growth

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Technical Market Indicators: An Overview

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 14 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2014
Jiali Fang, Yafeng Qin and Ben Jacobsen
Massey University - School of Economics and Finance, Massey University and Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society
Downloads 1,570 (5,616)

Abstract:

Technical Analysis, Market Indicators, Sentiment Indicators, Asset Pricing

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The Economic Significance of Some Simple Models of Time Series Stock Return Predictability

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 01 Apr 1999
Ben Jacobsen
Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society
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Citation 2

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Citation 23

Is it the Weather?

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 30 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2008
Ben Jacobsen and Wessel Marquering
Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Financial Management
Downloads 828 (22,851)
Citation 23

Abstract:

Stock market seasonality, Sell in May, Seasonal Affective Disorder, temperature, spurious correlations

'Is it the Weather?'

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2004-100-F&A
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 Sep 2005 Last Revised: 19 Dec 2009
Ben Jacobsen and Wessel Marquering
Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Financial Management
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Citation 23

Abstract:

stock market seasonality, sell in May, seasonal affective disorder, temperature, spurious correlations

Is it the Weather?

Journal of Banking and Finance, Forthcoming
Posted: 25 Sep 2007
Ben Jacobsen and Wessel Marquering
Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Financial Management

Abstract:

Stock market seasonality, Sell in May, Seasonal affective disorder, Temperature effect, Spurious correlations

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Predictability of the Simple Technical Trading Rules: An Out-of-Sample Test

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 May 2012 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2012
Jiali Fang, Ben Jacobsen and Yafeng Qin
Massey University - School of Economics and Finance, Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society and Massey University
Downloads 890 (17,254)

Abstract:

Technical Analysis, Return Predictability, Out-of-Sample Test

13.

Irrational Trading in a Financial Market

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 09 Mar 1999
Ben Jacobsen
Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society
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Citation 2

Abstract:

Cross-Asset Return Predictability: Carry Trades, Stocks and Commodities

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 22 Feb 2014
Helen Lu and Ben Jacobsen
University of Auckland - Department of Accounting and Finance and Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society
Downloads 286 (88,564)

Abstract:

Carry Trade, Return Predictability, Safe-haven Currencies, Gradual Information Diffusion

Cross-Asset Return Predictability: Carry Trades, Stocks and Commodities

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Feb 2014
Helen Lu and Ben Jacobsen
University of Auckland - Department of Accounting and Finance and Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society
Downloads 211 (121,523)

Abstract:

Carry Trade; Return Predictability; Safe-haven Currencies; Gradual Information Diffusion; Time-varying Risk Premium; Vector Auto Regressions

Cross-Asset Return Predictability: Carry Trades, Stocks and Commodities

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 07 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2015
Helen Lu and Ben Jacobsen
University of Auckland - Department of Accounting and Finance and Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society
Downloads 164 (153,683)

Abstract:

Carry Trade; Gradual Information Diffusion; Return Predictability, Safe-haven Currencies, Time-varying Risk Premium, Vector Auto Regression

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War, Peace and Stock Markets

EFA 2006 Zurich Meetings
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 27 Oct 2005
Henk Berkman and Ben Jacobsen
University of Auckland - Business School and Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society
Downloads 613 (25,039)
Citation 1

Abstract:

War, Peace, Volatility Puzzle, Stock Returns, International Crises

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Stock Market Predictability and Industrial Metal Returns

23rd Australasian Finance and Banking Conference 2010 Paper
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 19 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2016
Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society, Massey University - School of Economics and Finance and Massey University - Department of Economics and Finance
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Citation 1

Abstract:

industrial metals, state-switching, return predictability, gradual information diffusion, business cycle

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Some Research and Writing Tips (PART 1: Research)

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 23 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 06 Mar 2015
Ben Jacobsen
Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society
Downloads 505 (19,701)

Abstract:

Research, Writing, Finance, Economics, Social Sciences

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Are Men More Optimistic?

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 16 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 21 Jan 2009
Ben Jacobsen, John B. Lee and Wessel Marquering
Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society, University of Auckland and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Financial Management
Downloads 456 (42,117)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Optimism, Pessimism, Gender Difference, Consumer Confidence, Economic Indicators, Risk Aversion

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Time-Varying Rare Disaster Risk and Stock Returns

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 18 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2010
Henk Berkman, Ben Jacobsen and John B. Lee
University of Auckland - Business School, Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society and University of Auckland
Downloads 403 (49,164)
Citation 7

Abstract:

Equity Premium, Volatility, Rare Disasters, International Political Crises, Consumption

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Citation 1

Political Cycles in US Industry Returns

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 06 Dec 2005
Jeffrey Scott Stangl and Ben Jacobsen
Massey University - School of Economics and Finance and Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society
Downloads 292 (86,519)
Citation 1

Abstract:

efficient markets, industry returns, political cycles

Political-Cycles in US Industry Returns

Journal of International Finance and Economics, Vol. 5, No. 1
Posted: 14 Mar 2008
Jeffrey Scott Stangl and Ben Jacobsen
Massey University - School of Economics and Finance and Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society

Abstract:

Market efficiency, Industry returns, Presidential cycle, Political business cycle

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On Diversification

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Nov 2012
Ben Jacobsen and Frans de Roon
Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society and Tilburg University - Department of Finance
Downloads 266 (82,131)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Diversification, Stock Picking, Modern Portfolio Theory, Return Predictability

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The Daylight Saving Time Anomaly in Stock Returns: Fact or Fiction?

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 03 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2009
Massey University - Department of Commerce, Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Financial Management
Downloads 263 (94,783)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Daylight Saving Time, Mood, International Stock Market Returns

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Peer Effects, Personal Characteristics and Asset Allocation

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 13 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2015
The University of Auckland, Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society and Massey University - School of Economics and Finance
Downloads 152 (128,287)

Abstract:

Asset allocation, behavioral finance, financial advice, household finance, individual investors, mutual funds, personal characteristics, peer effects, social

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Some Research and Writing Tips (PART 2: Writing)

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 21 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 06 Mar 2015
Ben Jacobsen
Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society
Downloads 144 (72,009)

Abstract:

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Is it the Weather? Response

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 27 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2009
Ben Jacobsen and Wessel Marquering
Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Financial Management
Downloads 142 (161,123)
Citation 21

Abstract:

Stock market seasonality, Sell in May, Seasonal affective disorder

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Gender Differences in Optimism and Asset Allocation

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 16 Nov 2007
Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society, University of Auckland, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Financial Management and Nottingham University Business School China
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Abstract:

Optimism, Pessimism, Gender Difference, Consumer Confidence, Economic Indicators, Risk Aversion

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The Halloween Effect in U.S. Sectors

Financial Review, Vol. 44, No. 3, pp. 437-459, August 2009
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 09 Jul 2009
Ben Jacobsen and Nuttawat Visaltanachoti
Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society and Massey University - Department of Economics and Finance
Downloads 4 (531,844)
Citation 9
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Forecasting Stock Returns with Model Uncertainty and Parameter Instability

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 21 Sep 2017
Hongwei Zhang, Ben Jacobsen and Fuwei Jiang
Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society, Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society and Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) - School of Finance
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Abstract:

Market Efficiency, Asset Pricing, Behavioral Finance, Stock Return Prediction, Model Averaging, Model Uncertainty, Parameter Instability

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Macroeconomic and Political Uncertainty and Cross Sectional Return Dispersion Around the World

Number of pages: 92 Posted: 04 Sep 2017
Massey University, Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society and University of Edinburgh, Business School, Students
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Abstract:

Return dispersion, implied volatility, business cycles, political risk, economic policy uncertainty, stock returns.

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Rare Disaster Risk and the Expected Equity Risk Premium

Accounting & Finance, Vol. 57, Issue 2, pp. 351-372, 2017
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 03 Jun 2017
Henk Berkman, Ben Jacobsen and John B. Lee
University of Auckland - Business School, Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society and University of Auckland
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Abstract:

Consumption risk, Equity premium, International political crises, Market risk premium, Rare disasters

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Volatility Clustering in Monthly Stock Returns

Journal of Empirical Finance, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2003
Posted: 25 Sep 2007
Ben Jacobsen and Dennis Dannenburg
Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society and affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract:

Stock returns, GARCH, Volatility clustering, Temporal aggregation

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Long Term Dependence in Stock Returns

Journal of Empirical Finance, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1996
Posted: 25 Sep 2007
Ben Jacobsen
Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society

Abstract:

Time series, Stock returns, Long term dependence, Rescaled range statistic, R/S analysis, Hurst exponent

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(In)Accuracy of a European Political Stock Market: The Influence of Common Value Structures

European Economic Review, Vol. 44, 2000
Posted: 25 Sep 2007
Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society, Tilburg University - CentER, University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE) and affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract:

Political stock market, Common value, Proportional representation, Market efficiency

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Bubbles and Crashes: Empirical Evidence

Posted: 06 Mar 2006
Erik Kole, Nadja Guenster and Ben Jacobsen
Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Economics - Econometric Institute, University of Muenster - Finance Center Muenster and Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society

Abstract:

bubbles, crashes, skewness

35.

Are Stock Returns Long Term Dependent? Some Empirical Evidence

Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Vol. 5, No. 2/3, 1995
Posted: 28 Jun 1998
Ben Jacobsen
Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society

Abstract: