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I recently downloaded the latest stock portfolio returns from the website of Dartmouth professor Ken French. The data is a month behind, so October 2009 was just added, but the 46 years of daily returns more than makes up for the inconvenience. I regularly use the Fama/French indexes to track market performance and provide insight on where I should put my meager investment dollars, though by the time I make up my mind, the “hot” portfolios have generally cooled.

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