## What are the Fama French 5 factors?

Application of the Fama French 5 factor model The empirical tests of the Fama French models aim to explain average returns on portfolios formed to produce large spreads in Size, B/M, profitability and investment. Firstly, the model is applied to portfolios formed on size, B/M, profitability and investment.

## What does the Fama French model tell us?

The Fama-French Three Factor model is a formula for calculating the likely return on a stock market investment. It measures this return based on a comparison of the investment to the overall risk in the market, the size of the companies involved and their book-to-market values (the inverse of the price-to-book ratio).

**Where can I get Fama French data?**

You can find the data on their website at “https://mba.tuck.dartmouth.edu/pages/faculty/ken.french/data_library.html” We will select and download the Fama/French 3 factors monthly data.

### What do Fama French factors mean?

The Fama and French model has three factors: the size of firms, book-to-market values, and excess return on the market. In other words, the three factors used are SMB (small minus big), HML (high minus low), and the portfolio’s return less the risk-free rate of return.

### What is Fama and French 5 factor model?

The Fama/French 5 factors (2×3) are constructed using the 6 value-weight portfolios formed on size and book-to-market, the 6 value-weight portfolios formed on size and operating profitability, and the 6 value-weight portfolios formed on size and investment.

**What is the difference between CAPM and Fama French model?**

Unlike CAPM which is a single factor model based on relationship between returns and market factor, the Fama-French model is based on stock return having its basis in not one but three separate risk factors: market, size and value or book to market based factor.

#### What is Fama-French momentum factor?

The Fama-French model, developed in the 1990, argued most stock market returns are explained by three factors: risk, price (value stocks tending to outperform) and company size (smaller company stocks tending to outperform). Carhart added a momentum factor for asset pricing of stocks.

#### How do you use the Fama-French three factor model?

**How do you do Fama in French?**

The Fama-French Three-Factor Model Formula

- r = Expected rate of return.
- rf = Risk-free rate.
- ß = Factor’s coefficient (sensitivity)
- (rm – rf) = Market risk premium.
- SMB (Small Minus Big) = Historic excess returns of small-cap companies over large-cap companies.

## Why is Fama French better than CAPM?

Empirical results point out that Fama and French Three Factor Model is better than CAPM according to the goal of explaining the expected returns of the portfolios. However, the paper shows that the results vary depending on how the portfolios are formed.