When we recently examined Intertemporal Capital Asset Pricing Model (I-CAPM), we understood it to be an extension of CAPM in which investors establish additional portfolios to hedge specific risks representing short-term idiosyncratic tastes and preferences. Typical examples of these specific risks include inflation, job loss, economic downturn, etc. The model is somewhat incomplete, in that it doesn’t specify how to arrive at the proper factors to quantify these additional hedges. Another approach, called the Consumption CAPM (C-CAPM) posits a single additional hedge portfolio based on consumption risk, which is a hedge against future consumption rates.Click here for reuse options!
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