In this study, I try to test the capital asset pricing model (CAPM), three-factor Fama-French (3F-FF) model and five-factor Fama-French (5F-FF) model for the Turkish stock market. The sample is from June 2000 to May 2017. My results show that the five-factor model explains better the common variation in stock returns than the three-factor model and capital asset pricing model. Moreover, the CAPM has no power in explaining monthly excess returns of sorted portfolios. Although three-factor model seems to have significant coefficients, intercepts in this model have significant t-values indicating that the model has problems in explaining the portfolio returns. I use equal weight market portfolio for all the models in order to explain the cross-sectional variations in the stock returns.
Part of the book: Financial Management from an Emerging Market Perspective