A Tale of Three Schools: Insights on Autocorrelations of Short Horizon Stock Returns

REVIEW OF FINANCIAL STUDIES Vol. 7, No. 3, 1994

Posted: 31 Dec 1998

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Jacob Boudoukh

Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah; AQR Capital Management, LLC

Matthew P. Richardson

New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); AQR Capital Management, LLC

Robert Whitelaw

New York University; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Abstract

This paper reexamines the autocorrelation patterns of short- horizon stock returns. We document empirical results which imply that these autocorrelations have been overstated in the existing literature. Based on several new insights, we provide support for a market efficiency-based explanation of the evidence. Our analysis suggests institutional factors are the most likely source of the autocorrelation patterns.

JEL Classification: G12

Suggested Citation

Boudoukh, Jacob and Richardson, Matthew P. and Whitelaw, Robert F., A Tale of Three Schools: Insights on Autocorrelations of Short Horizon Stock Returns. REVIEW OF FINANCIAL STUDIES Vol. 7, No. 3, 1994. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=5339

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