Q5

61 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2018

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Kewei Hou

Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance

Haitao Mo

E. J. Ourso College of Business, Louisiana State University

Chen Xue

University of Cincinnati

Lu Zhang, 张橹

Ohio State University - Fisher College of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Date Written: June 2018

Abstract

In a multiperiod investment framework, firms with high expected growth earn higher expected returns than firms with low expected growth, holding investment and expected profitability constant. This paper forms cross-sectional growth forecasts, and constructs an expected growth factor that yields an average premium of 0.82% per month (t = 9.81). The q5-model, which augments the Hou-Xue-Zhang (2015) q-factor model with the new factor, shows strong explanatory power in the cross section, and outperforms other recently proposed factor models such as the Fama-French (2018) six-factor model.

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Suggested Citation

Hou, Kewei and Mo, Haitao and Xue, Chen and Zhang, Lu, Q5 (June 2018). NBER Working Paper No. w24709. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3198011

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Haitao Mo

E. J. Ourso College of Business, Louisiana State University ( email )

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Chen Xue

University of Cincinnati ( email )

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Lu Zhang

Ohio State University - Fisher College of Business ( email )

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