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This the "Joint Hypothesis Problem". Basically, any test for abnormal returns is also implicitly a test of the model you use to define "abnormal". If you see a significant and positive $\alpha$, that could either mean that you actually are generating excess risk-adjusted returns, or it could mean that your risk model is incomplete. This is basically what ...


It is a classical misunderstanding, your model is right, you always have a acf equal to one at lag zero (and not one) since if there is no lag acf = covariance(x , x_lag 0) / variance x = variance x / variance x = 1. So you need to pay attention to the x axis , some software displays ACF starting at lag zero and some others from 1 (which make better ...

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