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Size and Book to Market Effects and the Fama French Three Factor Asset Pricing Model: Evidence from the Australian Stockmarket

18 Pages Posted: 10 Mar 2004  

Clive Gaunt

University of Queensland - Business School

Abstract

The present study adds to the sparse published Australian literature on the size effect, the book to market (BM) effect and the ability of the Fama French three factor model to account for these effects and to improve on the asset pricing ability of the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). The present study extends the 1981-1991 period examined by Halliwell, Heaney and Sawicki (1999) a further 10 years to 2000 and addresses several limitations and findings of that research. In contrast to Halliwell, Heaney and Sawicki the current study finds the three factor model provides significantly improved explanatory power over the CAPM, and evidence that the BM factor plays a role in asset pricing.

JEL Classification: G12, G15

Suggested Citation

Gaunt, Clive, Size and Book to Market Effects and the Fama French Three Factor Asset Pricing Model: Evidence from the Australian Stockmarket. Accounting and Finance, Vol. 44, pp. 27-44, March 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=513261

Clive Gaunt (Contact Author)

University of Queensland - Business School ( email )

Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

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