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### Aggregation of (cross-sectional) Factor model

Suppose I have a large factor model for security returns, i.e. I have a vector $\mathbf{Y}(t) \in \mathbb{R}^{P}$, with factor loadings $\mathbf{\beta} \in \mathbb{R}^{P \times K}$ over a set of $K$ ...
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### Question on effective days of an exponentially weighted moving average model

I have been reading the book "RiskMetrics —Technical Document" by Longerstaey (J.P.Morgan) and Spencer (Reuters) (4th Edition, 1996). I am wondering what the effective days of the ...
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### Fama French Model; 5 Factors yield higher alpha than 3 Factors [closed]

I am currently running some Fama French regressions for a number of specified portfolios, consisting of US stocks (for a university level course). The regressions are conducted in R, using the lm ...
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### Can't reproduce cumulative returns from first principal components of stock returns

The question I have is with regards to the first factor that is produced by a PCA on stock returns. That is, when I call ...
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### Marginal Risk Contribution under Factor structure

Given the factor structure below with K factors, the return for N assets is given by (under matrix notation): $R =\alpha + \beta F + \epsilon$ where $F$ is matrix of K factor returns and $\beta$ is ...
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### Should I include factor loadings as explanatory variables for regression of abnormal and raw returns?

My research is to explain stock returns in a regression model. My dependent variable is raw returns and abnormal returns calculated from 3-factor model (Fama and French). Besides regressing against my ...
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### factor evaluating methodology with factor return and factor exposure

studying with a factor model, I get confused more and more as I think about factor exposure and factor return The concept (or mechanism) I get used to is evaluating a factor's Long Short Return(Q1-Q5) ...
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### Index Tracking Problem

I have set up a mean variance optimization problem, $$min:{W}^{\prime}{\Sigma_{\varepsilon}{W}}$$ $$s.t:{W}^{\prime}{\alpha}=R_B\;,\;\;W^{\prime}l={1},\;\;W'\beta=0,\;\;W'Z=\beta_p$$ where, $W$ is an (...
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### Risk Factors, Portfolio Optimization

I really need help with a project that I am working on, for my university.I study in Ecuador and the research material here is very limited. Nonetheless I have tried my best to start with the basics ...
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### factor hedging erodes portfolio alpha

I am hedging a long-short equity portfolio for statistical factors, and finding an improvement in sharpe but not surprisingly an erosion of portfolio alpha (ex ante and ex post). No one factor is ...
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### structural model - exposure estimation

The following example is from the book Active Portfolio Management by Grinold and Kahn. Suppose we have the factor returns and want to estimate the exposures/factor loadings. Say the factor returns ...
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### How to implement a factor model from scratch?

Imagine we have price-volume data set and fundamental data set which gives us all the info we need (e.g,. OHLC, earnings, dividends etc.) for stocks listed in a market for long time period. I.e., you ...
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### Could anyone please help me in understanding how the authors calculated "SMB-hedged with QMJ" at page number 489 of the paper?

Link for the paper: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304405X18301326. "Size matters if you control your junk" by Asness et al. (2018) It's Figure 1.
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### PCA on returns gives negative loadings on market short

I have run a PCA on some returns to get a set of factors. All is good except that the first PC seems to be the short of the market, it has a correlation of -0.9 with the S&P500 but all the ...
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### PCA and K-means clustering on returns

I am running a PCA on a set of returns and I would like to cluster the results of the output to group stocks that have similar factor exposures. However when I run the PCA on the covariance of the ...
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### Factor Model Regression Market Factor Statistically Insignificant After Adding Extra Factors

I am running a simple 4 factor model which includes the factors: Benchmark (Market - FortyConsumerSixtyHealthcare), SMB, HML and MOM. When I simply apply the regression to the portfolio returns and ...
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### Low volatility in factor regression

Let's say we are working with the standard Fama-French 3 factor model and we want to add a low volatility factor. Is it alright to add a low volatility risk premium in a model such as the CAPM or FF3. ...
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### Are Fama French Factors market neutral?

I was wondering whether the famous fama-french factors such as e.g. SMB and HML are market neutral? I know that they are long-short factors in the sense that the net investment is essentially zero, ...
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### Comparing Investment Style with Fama French 3 Factor Model

How do you evaluate this? I have tried searching online but there are no matching results. Is it just a simple average of the 3 Betas? And how do we determine the investment style aggressiveness? In ...
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How do I decompose portfolio exposures when assets may have exposure to a few of my risk factors? For instance I have some sector and state specific risk factors. If I have a bond with exposure to ...
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### Portfolio Weights to Maximize Information Ratio (Finding Alphas)

In Finding Alphas, Chapter 1, Introduction to Alpha Design, the authors state: An alpha can be represented as a matrix of securities and positions indexed by time. The value of the matrix ...
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### How do I control for a firm's “factor loadings” based on the Fama French model in a regression model?

I asked this question before, but in the wrong community (sorry): I want to explain stock returns in a regression model. Besides regressing against my main explanatory variables, I want to control ...
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### kalman filter for a multifactor model in R

I am trying to set up a time varying factor model for the purpose of return decomposition via kalman filter. Following this example and slightly modifying it so as to accommodate for more than one ...
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### How can I calculate Fama-French Beta, RMW and CMA factor for a particular stock?

I already have a method of calculating Size: the natural logarithm of the market value of equity at the end of the fiscal year. But how to account for the Market Risk Premium, RMW, CMA and MOM ...
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### How to Cross-Validate whether fund returns are due to static factor exposures?

I'm currently dealing with the following problem. I'm using lasso regressions to model hedge fund returns and understand their exposures. The idea being, that if their returns are simply due to ...
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### Combining covariances?

Consider an economy with assets with return processes $A$, $B$, $C$, $D$. Consider a weighted index with return process $I=aA + bB + cC + dD$ where $a,b,c,d$ are coefficients, and $a+b+c+d = 1$. ... 11k views

### Which approach to estimating fundamental factor models is better, cross-sectional (unobservable) factors or time-series (observable) factors?

There are many approaches to estimating fundamental factor equity models. I would like to focus on two traditional methods: The time-series regression approach of Fama and French. Factors are ...
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### What are the risk factors in analysing strategies?

What do you think of strategies displayed on timelyportfolio.blogspot.com? I really like the fact that there is some code to reproduce the strategies, but they seem very elementary because he does ...
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