BAFI Academic Seminar

Stock Return Asymmetry: Beyond Skewness

Speaker(s): Professor Guofu Zhou

Date & Time: Friday, April 8, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon

In this paper, we propose two asymmetry measures of stock returns. In contrast to the usual skewness measure, ours are based on the distribution function of the data instead of just the third moment. While it is inconclusive with the skewness, we find that, with our new measures, greater upside asymmetries imply lower average returns in the cross section of stocks, which is consistent with theoretical models such as those proposed by Barberis and Huang (2008) and Han and Hirshleifer (2015).  

Fee: [Yes/No/Varies]

Contact Information:
Tedda Nathan
Dept. Admin., Dept. of Banking & Finance

Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 118
11119 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, OH 44106-7235
United States

Attachment: Guofu Zhou paper

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