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The Failure of Value Investing explained

By |2019-09-16T11:35:38-04:00September 16th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Value Investing Research|

Explaining the Demise of Value Investing Baruch Lev and Anup Srivastava A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research Insight category What [...]

Value: Don’t Call it a Comeback, it’s Been Here for Years

By |2019-09-12T10:21:40-04:00September 12th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Value Investing Research|

Value and Momentum each had back to back extreme returns (five sigma) days on Monday, September 9th and Tuesday, September 10th.  The Dow Jones Thematic Market Neutral Value Index (“Value”) started the week up 3.45%, [...]

Spending Policies in a Low Return Environment

By |2019-09-04T07:56:34-04:00September 9th, 2019|Financial Planning, Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight|

Evaluating Spending Policies in a Low Return Environment Peng Wang,  Laura Chapman, Steven Peterson, and Jon SpinneyFinancial Analyst Journal, Fall 2018A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? [...]

An Analysis of “Benjamin Graham’s Net Current Asset Values: A Performance Update”

By |2019-09-06T08:51:11-04:00September 5th, 2019|Research Insights, Academic Research Insight, Value Investing Research|

Henry R. Oppenheimer A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research Insight category Summary The study examined the performance of securities that were trading [...]

March for the Fallen 2019: Detailed Logistics Outline and What to Expect

By |2019-09-06T13:26:11-04:00September 5th, 2019|Training Section, MFTF Training Series|

Action Item: Please let us know your trip details so we can support you as much as possible. We are a little over 3 weeks away from March for the Fallen (#MFTF). NOTE: There is [...]

DIY Asset Allocation Weights: September 2019

By |2019-09-03T11:20:27-04:00September 3rd, 2019|Index Updates, Research Insights, Tool Updates|

Do-It-Yourself tactical asset allocation weights for the Robust Asset Allocation Index are posted here. (Note: free registration required) Request a free account here if you want to access the site directly. Exposure Highlights (bold implies [...]

Crisis proof your portfolio: part 2/2

By |2019-09-03T09:35:34-04:00September 3rd, 2019|Quality Investing, Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Active and Passive Investing|

The Best of Strategies for the Worst of Times: Can Portfolios Be Crisis Proofed? Campbell R. Harvey, Edward Hoyle, Sandy Rattray, Matthew Sargaison, Dan Taylor, and Otto Van HemertThe Journal of Portfolio ManagementA version of [...]

Can We Explain the Low Volatility Anomaly?

By |2019-08-22T09:12:16-04:00August 29th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe, Academic Research Insight, Low Volatility Investing, Active and Passive Investing|

One of the big problems for the first formal asset pricing model developed by financial economists, the CAPM, was that it predicts a positive relation between risk and return. But empirical studies have found the [...]

What Induces Children to Save (More)?

By |2019-08-27T10:02:16-04:00August 27th, 2019|Financial Planning, Research Insights, Investment Advisor Education, Behavioral Finance|

What Induces Children to Save (More)? Moritz Lukas (University of Hamburg) and Markus Nöth (University of Hamburg)A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic [...]

Social Media, News Based Sentiment, and Market Timing

By |2019-08-26T08:32:29-04:00August 26th, 2019|Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight|

Does Social Media Trump News? The Relative Importance of Social Media and News Based Sentiment for Market Timing Stan BeckersJournal of Portfolio Management, Winter 2019A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our [...]

Structured Notes: The Exploitation of Retail Investors

By |2019-08-21T09:08:57-04:00August 22nd, 2019|Research Insights, Larry Swedroe, Investment Advisor Education, Active and Passive Investing|

One of the most well known and most beloved forms of literature is the fairy tale. Although most fairy tales are not about fairies, they are fictitious and highly fanciful tales of legendary deeds and [...]

Crisis Proof Your Portfolio: part 1/2

By |2019-08-20T11:00:42-04:00August 20th, 2019|Quality Investing, Crisis Alpha, Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Active and Passive Investing|

The Best of Strategies for the Worst of Times: Can Portfolios Be Crisis Proofed? Campbell R. Harvey, Edward Hoyle, Sandy Rattray, Matthew Sargaison, Dan Taylor, and Otto Van HemertThe Journal of Portfolio ManagementA version of [...]

The Variance Risk Premium is Pervasive

By |2019-08-09T14:35:45-04:00August 15th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe|

The variance risk premium (VRP) refers to the fact that, over time, the option-implied volatility has tended to exceed the realized volatility of the same underlying asset. This has created a profit opportunity for volatility [...]

Do Most Individual Stocks Outperform Cash? No.

By |2019-08-02T18:04:32-04:00August 13th, 2019|Research Insights, Academic Research Insight|

I'd argue that a typical investor believes the following--In the past and over the long run, stocks outperformed bonds.[ref]and definitely beat cash![/ref] However, as highlighted here, an academic paper last year shows that the majority [...]

There and Back Again: My 180 Back to Simplicity

By |2019-08-05T22:49:32-04:00August 8th, 2019|Financial Planning, Factor Investing|

I’m 34. I have some savings (long-term investments), earn a respectable living, and am comfortable—and happy—spending modestly relative to income. I have a simple balance sheet and no debt. I don’t ever want to fully [...]

Betting Against Beta (BAB) Construction

By |2019-08-06T10:44:36-04:00August 6th, 2019|Research Insights, Low Volatility Investing|

One of the more popular equity strategies over the past decade is low volatility investing. Simply put, this is a systematic strategy that invests in stocks with lower volatility, either measured by Beta or standard [...]

No Skill? Well, Active Share Won’t Save You!

By |2019-07-28T12:26:24-04:00August 5th, 2019|Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Active and Passive Investing|

Is High Active Share Always Good? Giuliano De Rossi and Gurvinder BrarThe Journal of Asset ManagementA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic [...]

Compound Your Knowledge Ep 20: Collectibles and PMI (and Factors)

By |2019-08-05T10:50:13-04:00August 5th, 2019|Compound Your Knowledge, Research Insights, Podcasts and Video, Media|

In this week's post, we discuss two articles. The first article examines the financial performance of collectibles, such as Cars, Wine, and Art. The second article examines PMI and its impact on factor performance. [...]

DIY Asset Allocation Weights: August 2019

By |2019-08-01T20:43:48-04:00August 2nd, 2019|Index Updates, Research Insights, Tool Updates|

Do-It-Yourself tactical asset allocation weights for the Robust Asset Allocation Index are posted here. (Note: free registration required) Request a free account here if you want to access the site directly. Exposure Highlights (bold implies [...]