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Regarding the post-facto predictability of stock market returns

Almost all of the research on equity factor investing deals with a priori predictability of the cross-section of stock market returns (i.e., models which use variables and data that would've have been ...
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Correct choice of SMB factor for regression models

I am currently conducting a performance analysis, where I use the 3-, 4-, and 5-factor models, hence $R_{it}-R_{Ft}=\alpha+b_{i}RMRF+s_{i}SMB+h_{i}HML$ $R_{it}-R_{Ft}=\alpha+b_{i}RMRF+s_{i}SMB+h_{i}...
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FF5 model: What Small RMW means

I want to calculate a cumulative return of (small RMW - big RMW) portfolio. However, I cannot understand what "small RMW(or big RMW)" means exactly. Can you guys explain what it means? And Give me ...
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Are the causes of momentum uniform for various asset classes?

Is there any theory which is able to unify and/or falsify existing explanations on the causes of asset price/return momentum? The prevailing theory is that behavioral and cognitive biases lead to ...
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Have any other factor “styles” which explain equity returns been uncovered?

I know this is an inherently broad question, so I will attempt to clarify what I mean by factor "styles". I am not looking for a compendium of "anomalies", per se, but rather for categorical themes ...
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Retrieval of MSCI factor index performance data from the web

I hope this question is on-topic. What is a convenient way to get MSCI index performance data from the web? I would be interested in daily performance data of the factor indices momentum, minvol, ...
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Realized variance as predictor that improves momentum strategy

In the paper "Momentum has its moments" (Pedro Barroso and Pedro Santa-Clara, 2012 - available free from Nova Business School), the authors claim that there is a way to avoid momentum crash (caused by ...
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implementation of risk managed momentum strategy

I read the paper "Momentum has its moments" (Pedro Barroso and Pedro Santa-Clara, 2012 - available free from Nova Business School), though i didn't fully understand something important, when speaking ...
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Holdings based style analysis

This question is not very technical. I have a file with holdings (both for the fund and the benchmark) of a number of securities and need to do a style allocation analysis. For these securities, I ...
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Definition of factor premium: against cap weighted index or against treasury bills?

How can we define a factor premium? In the book Berkin & Swedroe: Your Complete Guide to Factor-Based Investing the authors start introducing the market bet premium and define it as the average ...
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What are reasons not to do factor investing in equity markets?

Factor investing in equity markets is one of the hot topics of these days. Many manufacturers of investment products offer exposure to small cap, momentum, minvol, value and other pure factors or ...
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Underperformance of low vol factor after US presidential election, comeback of Value

My question is about factor investing. In most equity markets (Europe, US) the factors momentum and low volatility have outperformed the cap weighted indices in the last couple of years while the ...
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Factors not working

It is no secret that most systematic (quantitative) hedge funds have been doing poorly in 2016. Factor targeting strategies (momentum, value etc.) are all underperforming in most regions and sectors. ...
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How can we track historical valuations of factor portfolios in emerging markets (in terms of P/B or P/E e.g.)?

We can analyze factor investment approaches (momentum, low vol, quality, dividend, ...) for example by looking at the corresponding MSCI indices. Doing so we can read of today's valuations (P/E, ...
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Fama-French three-factor model vs four-factor (Carhart) and five-factor model

I'm performing a study where I compare the Fama-French three factor model to the CAPM on the Swedish industrials industry. I do this to compare which of the models is the best performer, but also if ...
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Interplay of statistical factors (PCA) and market factors (value, momentum, low vol, …)

Is there any research done on the interplay between statistical factors (as a result of principle component analysis PCA) and the market factors (especially value, size, low vol, momentum, quality)? ...
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Fama-French Factors in €

I am having a bit of a problem with currency conversion issues. What I do: I sort European stocks based on their book-to-market ratio, each year I form a portfolio (equal-weight) with the 10 stocks ...
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Intuition behind Fama-French factors

In the Fama-French 3-factor model the portfolio returns are explained by the market the SMB factor (Small [market capitalization] Minus Big) and the HML factor (High [book-to-market ratio] Minus Low)...
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Is Low-Volatility expensive these days? How can we analyze this?

Low volatility investing became somewhat fashionable in recent years. In general there are two approaches to this: Ranking stocks of a certain universe by either stand-alone volatility or by beta and ...