Titel: Testing the CAPM on the German Stock Market
Autoren/Herausgeber: Daniel Loskamp
Ausgabe: 1., Auflage
Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject Business economics - Investment and Finance, grade: 1,3, European Business School - International University Schloß Reichartshausen Oestrich-Winkel, course: Asset Management Seminar, 34 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Although the model is widely accepted and practically used as explained above, it is nevertheless far from being perfect as outlined in its record of empirical studies.9 Generally criticized is on the one hand that the underlying assumptions of the model are very theoretical and thus not able to illustrate reality and on the other one that there are problems in implementing well-founded tests of the model relating to the choice of the right market portfolio.10 But, the success of the CAPM will remain as long as there is no other model which offers as “[…] powerful and intuitively pleasing predictions about how to measure risk and the relation between risk and return.”11 The objective of this study is to empirically test the CAPM on the German stock market. Since most of the empirical studies that have been made in the past focus on the U.S. stock market, this paper will try to find out if the results of these U.S. empirical studies can also be shown on the German stock market. Therefore, the goal of this paper is to analyze the relationship between risk and return on the German stock market to find out whether the CAPM holds.