A Comprehensive Look at the Empirical Performance of Equity Premium Prediction
Amit Goyal () and
Ivo Welch ()
Yale School of Management Working Papers from Yale School of Management
Economists have suggested a whole range of variables that predict the equity premium: dividend price ratios, dividend yields, earnings-price ratios, dividend payout ratios, corporate or net issuing ratios, book-market ratios, beta premia, interest rates (in various guises), and consumption-based macroeconomic ratios (cay). Our paper comprehensively reexamines the performance of these variables, both in-sample and out-of-sample, as of 2005. We find that [a] over the last 30 years, the prediction models have failed both in-sample and out-of-sample; [b] the models are unstable, in that their out-of-sample predictions have performed unexpectedly poorly; [c] the models would not have helped an investor with access only to information available at the time to time the market.
Keywords: Equity Premium; Prediction; Stock Market (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2004-04-01, Revised 2006-01-01
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