) The correspondence between the ordering of the pre‐ranking and post‐ranking βs for the β‐sorted portfolios in Tables I and II is evidence that the post‐ranking βs are informative about the ordering of the true βs. The relation between Firms is the average number of stocks in the portfolio each month. / E The average January slopes for Even for the 1941–1965 period, however, the relation between β and average return disappears when we control for size. ME when it is positive. − ( They say that when the tests allow for variation in β that is unrelated to size, the relation between β and average return for 1941–1990 is weak, perhaps nonexistent, even when β is the only explanatory variable. In sections IV and V, we summarize, interpret, and discuss applications of the results. Whether Fama/MacBeth or traditional panel data regressions (e.g. t ( But the change, in variables increases the average slope (and the t‐statistic) on ln(ME). . ) This reliable negative relation persists no matter which other explanatory variables are in the regressions; the average slopes on ln(ME) are always close to or more than 2 standard errors from 0. Like Table I, Table AII shows that subdividing size deciles using the (pre‐ranking) βs of individual stocks results in strong variation in β that is independent of size. Black, Jensen, and Scholes (1972) and Fama and MacBeth (1973) find that, as predicted by the model, there is a positive simple relation between average return and market β during the early years (1926–1968) of the CRSP NYSE returns file. It is plausible that leverage is associated with risk and expected return, but in the SLB model, leverage risk should be captured by market β. Bhandari finds, however, that leverage helps explain the cross‐section of average stock returns in tests that include size (ME) as well as β. Stattman (1980) and Rosenberg, Reid, and Lanstein (1985) find that average returns on U.S. stocks are positively related to the ratio of a firm's book value of common equity, BE, to its market value, ME. = More important, COMPUSTAT data for earlier years have a serious selection bias; the pre‐1962 data are tilted toward big historically successful firms. Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, 1101 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. . We then estimate βs using the full sample (330 months) of post‐ranking returns on each of the 100 portfolios, with the CRSP value‐weighted portfolio of NYSE, AMEX, and (after 1972) NASDAQ stocks used as the proxy for the market. / ME A ‐based SNP survey of anticoagulant rodenticide resistance in the house mouse, Norway rat and roof rat in the USA. (The appendix gives more evidence on this important issue.) Interest, Auditing, taxation (the American Taxation Association is a Section BE The regressions that follow confirm this conclusion, and they produce another that is stronger. Similar comments hold for 1941–1950. The average slope from the monthly regressions of returns on In( ( t approach is of further interest since serial correlation and conditional heteroscedasticity in the joint distribution of returns and factors is easily accommodated in making asymptotically valid 1Applications of the procedure in recent years can be found in at least 735 papers that cite Fama and MacBeth (1973), as complied by Google. This improved description of the relation between average return and β is evidence that the β estimates for the two‐pass size‐β portfolios capture variation in true βs that is missed when portfolios are formed on size alone. Analysis of capital asset pricing model on Deutsche bank energy commodity. ( BE Examining the relations between the returns on these portfolios and economic variables that measure variation in business conditions might help expose the nature of the economic risks captured by size and book‐to‐market equity. Evidence from the Horse's Mouth. E A 15% correlation coe cients are higher than 0.5 (absolute value). A relevant portion of the available financial literature, see for example the remarkable work by Roll (1977), devoted its attention to the issue of determining the mean-variance BE Before concluding that β has no explanatory power, it is appropriate to consider other explanations for our results. t Post‐ranking βs also decline across the 12 size portfolios, from 1.44 for portfolio 1A to 0.90 for portfolio 10B. Thus the pre‐ranking β sort achieves its goal. Within the rows (size deciles) of the average return matrix in Table AII, the high‐β portfolios have average returns that are close to or less than the low‐β portfolios. ME Effect of dimensionality reduction on stock selection with cluster analysis in different market situations. / + ME Sticky cost behavior and its implication on accounting conservatism: a cross-country study. ( E 1 1.82 ME , and book‐to‐market equity) used to explain average returns. Second, our preliminary work on economic fundamentals suggests that high is toward the high end of the sample ratios). Journal of Multinational Financial Management. The t-statistics adjusted for serial correlation using Newey-West (1987) are reported in paren-theses. We can report, however, that the use of fiscal‐yearend MEs, rather than December MEs, in the accounting ratios has little impact on our return tests. Thus it is the difference between market and book leverage that helps explain average returns. BE BE Sorted on size alone, the post‐ranking βs range from 1.44 for the smallest ME portfolio to 0.92 for the largest. 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