Slow-Moving Capital and Stock Returns

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Sergey Isaenko

Concordia University, Quebec - Department of Finance

Date Written: April 2019


This paper studies the effects that delays in capital allocations in the stock market and high short-term trading incentives have on returns of this market. We report that capital inertia makes the Sharpe ratio and the volatility of the stock returns many times higher than in an economy with no capital delays. Furthermore, in agreement with empirical literature, the stock price displays short-term overreaction and high volatility of the conditional Sharpe ratio.

Keywords: General Equilibrium; Asset Pricing; Risk Premium Puzzle; Slow Capital Movement

JEL Classification: G11, G12

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Isaenko, Sergey, Slow-Moving Capital and Stock Returns (April 2019). Available at SSRN: or

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