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The Value Premium and the CAPM


Eugene F. Fama


University of Chicago - Finance

Kenneth R. French


Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

March 2005


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We examine (i) how value premiums vary with firm size, (ii) whether the CAPM explains value premiums, and (iii) whether in general average returns compensate beta in the way predicted by the CAPM. Loughran's (1997) evidence for a weak value premium among large firms is special to 1963-1995, U.S. stocks, and the book-to-market value-growth indicator. Ang and Chen's (2003) evidence that the CAPM can explain U.S. value premiums is special to 1926-1963. The CAPM's general problem is that variation in unrelated to size and value-growth goes unrewarded throughout 1926-2004. This produces rejections of the model for 1926-1963 and 1963-2004.

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Date posted: March 16, 2005  

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Fama, Eugene F. and French, Kenneth R., The Value Premium and the CAPM (March 2005). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=686880 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.686880

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Eugene F. Fama (Contact Author)
University of Chicago - Finance ( email )
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Kenneth R. French
Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business ( email )
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