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I think most people agree that aggregate (index) stock returns have negative skewness. However, this does not appear to be the case for individual stock returns. These two papers find that average skewness of individual stock returns is positive though time-varying: Paper 1 R. Albuquerque, Skewness in Stock Returns: Reconciling the Evidence on Firm Versus ...


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From Daniel-Moskowitz ("Momentum Crashes") you can see that equity CSMOM has negative skewness. However, this is less clear for other asset classes. From their table 11 you can see that commodity momentum has essentially zero skewness (they report a mildly positive skewness). Also e.g. this paper (Menkhoff, L., Sarno, L., Schmeling, M. and Schrimpf,...


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