We are the first to investigate the cross-section of stock returns in the new emerging equity markets, the so-called frontier emerging markets. Our unique survivorship-bias free data set consists of more than 1400 stocks over the period 1997 to 2008 and covers 24 of the most liquid frontier emerging markets. The major benefit of using individual stock characteristics is that it allows us to investigate whether return factors that have been documented in developed countries also exist in these markets. We document the presence of economically and statistically significant value and momentum effects, and a local size effect. Our results indicate that the value and momentum effects still exist when incorporating conservative assumptions of transaction costs. Additionally, we show that value, momentum, and local size returns in frontier markets cannot be explained by global risk factors.
This is a great little article by Wesley Grey of Alpha Architect highlighting the benefits and challenges of investing with conviction and staying the course. Basically the article describes the read more
Mark Mobius of Templeton makes a point that within the emerging-markets universe, there are a number of small-cap stocks with shining potential that he thinks shouldn’t be ignored.
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This is the very eloquent transcript of a presentation by Christopher H. Browne from Tweedy, Browne Company LLC to Columbia Business School Graham and Dodd Value Investing in November 2000. In succinct read more