Calendar cycles, infrequent decisions, and the cross section of stock returns

Ravi Jagannathan*, Srikant Marakani, Hitoshi Takehara, Yong Wang

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We show that when investors review their consumption and investment plans infrequently at different points in time with interim information flows, the standard consumption-based capital asset pricing model (CCAPM) will continue to hold only at those points in time when all investors review their plans. Stylized facts suggest that the end of the tax year is a candidate for one such points in time. Therefore, we should expect more support for the CCAPM during the period surrounding the end of the tax year, i.e., the fourth and first quarters in Japan where the tax year ends in December, and the first and second quarters in the United Kingdom where the tax year ends in April. Our empirical findings are consistent with these expectations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-522
Number of pages16
JournalManagement Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar


  • Calendar cycles
  • Cross section of stock returns
  • Deterministic cycles
  • Infrequent decisions
  • Japanese stock market
  • UK stock market

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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