Life on the Big International Frontier

October 16, 2012

(This article was first published on Timely Portfolio, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Although I have used the Kenneth French data library extensively in various posts, I have not yet used the international data sets paired with the wonderful paper.

Eugene F. Fama and Kenneth R. French (2012) “Size, Value, and Momentum in International Stock Returns”, Critical Finance Review

To rectify this home bias, let’s generate some efficient frontiers for the biggest cap stocks by geographic region to see how the frontiers have evolved over the last 20 years.

From TimelyPortfolio

Eventually, I would like to think through some other methods of comparing risk, return, and weights across multiple frontiers.

R code from GIST (do raw for copy/paste):

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