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Erik Hjalmarsson
2006-855  (February 2006)

Abstract:  Using Monte Carlo simulations, I show that typical out-of-sample forecast exercises for stock returns are unlikely to produce any evidence of predictability, even when there is in fact predictability and the correct model is estimated.

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Stock return predictability, Out-of-sample tests

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