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UK company data from Datastream: FBRIT+DEAKUK versus WSCOPEUK?

I'm working on a paper investigates the existence of a profitability premium in the UK starting in 1970. (Novy-Marx, 2013) The core methodology is creating Fama and French portfolios, testing the ...
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French and Fama Three Factor Model - What is the correct formula?

I hope you can help me with the following question. What is the correct way to write the formula for the French and Fama Three Factor Model. I have currently found three versions of this formula, ...
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Does it make sense to calculate Fama-French betas of a single stock?

Or should Fama-French only be applied to portfolios?
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French Data from daily to monthly returns

Ken French on his website publishes daily, monthly and yearly returns for the Fama-French 3 Factors model which are excess market (Rm-Rf), small-minus-big (SMB) and high-minus-low (HML) returns. I ...
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volatility factor

I am trying to add a volatility factor to Fama-French factor model. Does anybody know of a source where I can get data for "volatility mimicking factor" or suggest a simple methodology for ...
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Fama French model-small market beta (weird)

I am analyzing if good governance portfolios outperform bad governance portfolios. After dividing firms with good governance into one pf and bad ones into another for European companies I tried to run ...
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How to deal with missing returns when creating value (equal) weighted returns

recently I am doing cross sectional regressions, and getting confused about missing returns. Suppose we have 100 stocks, then we want to construct a value weighted return (or equal weighted return). ...
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How to interpret the French-Fama SMB factor?

I regressed ten portfolios on the Fama French factors and get significant loadings on the SMB factor. However, if I look at the actual average market cap of these portfolios, the portfolios with the ...
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Please give a step-by-step explanation on how to build a factor model

Factor models such as Fama-French or the other ones that are partially summarized here work on the cross-section of asset returns. How are the factors built, how are sensitivities/coefficients ...