The Leading Premium

70 Pages Posted: 20 Nov 2015 Last revised: 30 Jan 2019

See all articles by Mariano (Max) Massimiliano Croce

Mariano (Max) Massimiliano Croce

Finance Department, Bocconi University; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School

Tatyana Marchuk

BI Norwegian Business School

Christian Schlag

Goethe University Frankfurt - Research Center SAFE

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Date Written: January 28, 2019

Abstract

In this paper, we compute conditional measures of lead-lag relationships between GDP growth and industry-level cash-flow growth in the US. Our results show that firms in leading industries pay an average annualized return 4\% higher than that of firms in lagging industries. Using both time series and cross sectional tests, we estimate an annual timing premium ranging from 1.5% to 2%. This finding can be rationalized in a model in which (a) agents price growth news shocks, and (b) leading industries provide valuable resolution of uncertainty about the growth prospects of lagging industries.

JEL Classification: G12, E32, E44

Suggested Citation

Croce, Mariano Massimiliano and Marchuk, Tatyana and Schlag, Christian, The Leading Premium (January 28, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2692892 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2692892

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Tatyana Marchuk

BI Norwegian Business School ( email )

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Christian Schlag

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