Micro uncertainty and asset prices

Herskovic, B, Kind, T and Kung, H (2023) Micro uncertainty and asset prices. Journal of Financial Economics, 149 (1). pp. 27-51. ISSN 0304-405X (In Press)


Size and value premia comove strongly with one another at low frequencies, but they are both negatively related to long-run movements in the equity premium. We explain these patterns in an investment-based asset pricing model featuring persistent micro and macro uncertainty. Micro uncertainty generates size and value premia waves, while macroeconomic uncertainty produces equity premium waves. The negative correlation between micro and macro uncertainty at low frequencies explains why the equity premium is a long-term hedge for size and value premia. Persistent micro uncertainty is also a source of instability for size and value factors in short samples.

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Item Type: Article
Subject Areas: Finance
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2023 10:27
Date of first compliant deposit: 26 Jun 2023
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2023 14:27
URI: https://lbsresearch.london.edu/id/eprint/2866

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