The Joint Cross Section of Stocks and Options

96 Pages Posted: 1 Nov 2013 Last revised: 13 Jul 2023

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Byeong-Je An

San Diego State University - Finance Department

Andrew Ang

BlackRock, Inc

Turan G. Bali

Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business

Nusret Cakici

Fordham university

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Date Written: October 2013

Abstract

Stocks with large increases in call implied volatilities over the previous month tend to have high future returns while stocks with large increases in put implied volatilities over the previous month tend to have low future returns. Sorting stocks ranked into decile portfolios by past call implied volatilities produces spreads in average returns of approximately 1% per month, and the return differences persist up to six months. The cross section of stock returns also predicts option-implied volatilities, with stocks with high past returns tending to have call and put option contracts which exhibit increases in implied volatility over the next month, but with decreasing realized volatility. These predictability patterns are consistent with rational models of informed trading.

Suggested Citation

An, Byeong-Je and Ang, Andrew and Bali, Turan G. and Cakici, Nusret, The Joint Cross Section of Stocks and Options (October 2013). NBER Working Paper No. w19590, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2348461

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