Asset Pricing with Conditioning Information: A New Test

  • Author(s): Kevin Q. Wang
  • Published: Feb 12, 2003
  • Pages: 161-196
  • DOI: 10.1111/1540-6261.00521

This paper presents a new test of conditional versions of the Sharpe‐Lintner CAPM, the Jagannathan and Wang (1996) extension of the CAPM, and the Fama and French (1993) three‐factor model. The test is based on a general nonparametric methodology that avoids functional form misspecification of betas, risk premia, and the stochastic discount factor. Our results provide a novel view of empirical performance of these models. In particular, we find that a nonparametric version of the Fama and French model performs well, even when challenged by momentum portfolios.

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