Aggregate Expected Investment Growth and Stock Market Returns
Li, Jun; Wang, Huijun; Yu, Jianfeng | February 2018
Consistent with neoclassical models with investment lags, we nd that a bottom-up measure of aggregate investment plans, namely, aggregate expected investment growth (AEIG), negatively predicts future stock market returns, with an adjusted in-sample R2 of 18.5% and an out-of-sample R2 of 16.3% at the one-year horizon. The return predictive power is robust after controlling for popular macroeconomic return predictors, in subsample periods, as well as in other G7 countries. Further analyses suggest that the predictive ability of AEIG is more likely to be driven by the time-varying risk premium than by behavioral biases such as extrapolative expectations.
CitationLi, Jun; Wang, Huijun; Yu, Jianfeng. 2018. Aggregate Expected Investment Growth and Stock Market Returns. © Asian Development Bank Institute. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/7907.
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