Momentum and Crash Sensitivity
Stefan Ruenzi () and
Florian Weigert ()
No 1801, Working Papers on Finance from University of St. Gallen, School of Finance
This paper proposes a risk-based explanation of the momentum anomaly on equity markets. Regressing the momentum strategy return on the return of a self-financing portfolio going long (short) in stocks with high (low) crash sensitivity in the USA from 1963 to 2012 reduces the momentum effect from a highly statistically significant 11.94% to an insignificant 1.84%. We find additional supportive out-of sample evidence for our risk-based momentum explanation in a sample of 23 international equity markets.
Keywords: Asset pricing; asymmetric dependence; copulas; crash sensitivity; momentum; tail risk (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C12 G01 G11 G12 G17 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 13 pages
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