10 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2017 Last revised: 24 Mar 2017
Date Written: January 12, 2017
Recent evidence on momentum returns shows that the time-series (TS) strategy outperforms the cross-sectional (CS) strategy. We present new evidence that this happens only when the market continues in the same state, UP or DOWN. In fact, we find that the TS strategy underperforms the CS strategy when the market transitions to a different state. Our results show that the difference in momentum returns between TS and CS strategies is related to both the net long and net short positions of the TS strategy.
Keywords: momentum returns, cross-sectional, time-series, market states
JEL Classification: G11, G12, G14
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Cheema, Muhammad A. and Nartea, Gilbert V. and Man, Yimei, Cross-Sectional and Time-Series Momentum Returns and Market States (January 12, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2931620