Residual momentum in Japan
Rosita P. Chang,
Shinji Nakano and
S. Ghon Rhee
Journal of Empirical Finance, 2018, vol. 45, issue C, 283-299
We demonstrate that the residual momentum strategy, which is constructed to hedge out the risk exposure to the Fama–French (1993) factors, is profitable in Japan for short-term holding periods ranging from three to 12 months. Residual momentum profits over long-term holding periods ranging from two to five years do not reverse, unlike traditional price momentum strategies observed in the U.S. market. The findings in both short- and long-term holding periods are attributed to investor underreaction. A comprehensive index of limited attention supports investor underreaction as an underlying cause of momentum in Japan.
Keywords: Residual momentum strategies; Total return momentum strategies; Japanese market; Investor underreaction; Information discreteness; Limited attention (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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