Factor Chasing and the Cross-Country Factor Momentum Anomaly


We provide evidence that factor momentum, the tendency of winning factors to outperform losing factors out-of-sample is driven by international cross-country effects. A strategy that buys a factor in winning countries and sells it in losing countries yields highly significant and economically meaningful returns and alphas. The anomaly we name ‘Cross-Country Factor Momentum’ subsumes all national factor momentum returns, including US factor momentum.

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Sebastian Stöckl
Sebastian Stöckl
Assistant Professor in Financial Economics (tenured)

My research interests include Financial and Economic Uncertainty as well as Empirical Asset Pricing.