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Tests of the Fama and French model in India

Connor, Gregory and Sehgal, Sanjay (2001) Tests of the Fama and French model in India. Financial Markets Group Discussion Papers (379). Financial Markets Group, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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This study empirically examines the Fama-French three-factor model of stock returns for India. We find evidence for pervasive market, size, and book-to-market factors in Indian stock returns. We find that cross-sectional mean returns are explained by exposures to these three factors, and not by the market factor alone. We find mixed evidence for parallel market, size and book-to-market factors in earnings; we do not find any reliable link between the common risk factors in earnings and those in stock returns. The empirical results, as a whole, are reasonably consistent with the Fama-French three-factor model.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2001 The Authors
Divisions: Financial Markets Group
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
JEL classification: C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods: General > C15 - Statistical Simulation Methods; Monte Carlo Methods; Bootstrap Methods
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2009 13:42
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 22:50

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