Is there Momentum in Factor Premia? Evidence from International Equity Markets
Research in International Business and Finance (2018) Volume 46 Pages 120-130
22 Pages Posted: 1 Mar 2019
Date Written: November 3, 2017
This study examines the momentum effect in the returns of factor premia representing a broad set of stock market strategies. Using cross-sectional and time-series tests, we investigate the performance persistence of market, value, size, momentum, low-risk, and quality premia within a sample of 24 international equity markets for the years 1990–2016. We provide strong evidence that the top performing factors continue to outperform the worst performing factors both in individual equity markets and in the cross-country framework. The momentum in factor premia is largely explained by the classic stock-level momentum effect.
Keywords: momentum, factor premium, asset pricing, value, size, quality, low-volatility, style momentum, performance persistence, international equity markets, market efficiency, return predictability
JEL Classification: G11, G12, G14, G15
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