(Almost) Model-Free Recovery
102 Pages Posted: 10 Aug 2015 Last revised: 5 Jan 2018
Date Written: January 5, 2018
Under mild assumptions, we recover the model-free conditional minimum variance projection of the pricing kernel on various tradeable realized moments of market returns. Recovered conditional moments predict future realizations and give insight into the cyclicality of equity premia, variance risk premia and highest attainable Sharpe ratios under the minimum variance probability. The pricing kernel projections are often U-shaped and give rise to optimal conditional portfolio strategies with plausible market timing properties, moderate counter-cyclical exposures to higher realized moments, and favorable out-of-sample Sharpe ratios.
Keywords: Pricing Kernel, Model-Free, Projection, Risk Premia, Moments, Recovery Theorem, Trading Strategy
JEL Classification: C02, C23, C52, C61, G11, G12
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