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An intertemporal CAPM with stochastic volatility

John Campbell (), Stefano Giglio (), Christopher Polk and Robert Turley

Journal of Financial Economics, 2018, vol. 128, issue 2, 207-233

Abstract: This paper studies the pricing of volatility risk using the first-order conditions of a long-term equity investor who is content to hold the aggregate equity market instead of overweighting value stocks and other equity portfolios that are attractive to short-term investors. We show that a conservative long-term investor will avoid such overweights to hedge against two types of deterioration in investment opportunities: declining expected stock returns and increasing volatility. We present novel evidence that low-frequency movements in equity volatility, tied to the default spread, are priced in the cross section of stock returns.

JEL-codes: G11 G12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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