Long-Run Implied Market Fundamentals: An Exploration
26 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2019
Date Written: December 9, 2019
The paper studies the volatility and correlation pattern of the fundamental valuation parameters (growth rate and its determinants, discount rate) calculated from widely used valuation ratios using the Gordon formula and relate them to some well-known results from the asset pricing literature. Our results reveal a substantially different picture of the volatility and cyclicality of the implied valuation parameters compared to estimates from econometric models using historical returns. We argue, in the spirit of Campbell (2008), that implied Gordon parameters can be interpreted as empirical proxies for conditional steady-state market fundamentals, which is supported by our findings.
Keywords: Stock market valuation, multiples, Gordon model
JEL Classification: G12, G32, E44
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