Using data on 65,000 stocks from 23 countries, they evaluated the performance of the Fama-French factors, examining the factor premia in global markets to verify their robustness across different company size categories and geographical regions. Their data sample covered the period 1987-2019.
- Full exposure to domestic equities.
- Half exposure to international equities.
- Full exposure to REITs.
- Full exposure to commodities.
- Half exposure to intermediate-term bonds.
Today we summarize an investigation into the usefulness of Prospect Theory and Narrow Framing to evaluate whether a new model can help explain 22 prominent market anomalies.
Due to the surprising headline that treasury bills seemingly outperform stocks, practitioners are starting to ask: Should I invest in individual stocks?
About a year and a half ago, after one of the worst relative drawdowns the value factor has ever seen, I wrote a piece showing the value factor was cheap relative to history. Since then, value strategies are on a solid run (look at pretty much any type of value strategy and I think you'd agree). Today? The valuation spread between the cheapest 10% and the universe of stocks is cheaper. We are at levels beyond 1999 by some measures.
There was really only one question investigated in this research: Are social preferences and values the main drivers of an SRI investors' choice of SRI mutual funds?
One of the big problems for the first formal asset pricing model developed by financial economists, the CAPM, was that it predicts a positive relationship between risk and return. However, empirical studies have found the actual relationship to be basically flat, or even negative. Over the last 50 years, the most “defensive” (low-volatility or low-beta, low-risk) stocks have delivered both higher returns and higher risk-adjusted returns than the most “aggressive” (high-volatility, high-risk) stocks.
We get the following question at least 1x a day: "How do I start an ETF? Because we have so many requests for information on the topic of "How to Start an ETF?", Wes asked that I compile a list of materials on the topic and a "FAQ" to address all of your burning questions.
Are there similarities in the trading behavior of financial advisors and their clients? Are fees paid by advisors and clients similar too? Are advisers overconfident in their skill at identifying active managers and in their ability to outperform passive investments?
Ben and Cameron, which host the excellent Rational Reminder podcast, sit down with Jack Vogel and go through a laundry list of factor investing questions
Liquidity—the ability to buy and sell significant quantities of a given asset quickly, at low cost, and without a major price concession—is valuable to investors. Therefore, they demand a premium as compensation for the greater [...]
Eric Balchunas had a recent tweet that I found fascinating. Eric's tweet merely captures the tip of the iceberg with respect to the current market environment, which certainly feels "bubbly."But who knows. If my allocations [...]
Momentum, Reversals, and Investor Clientele Andy Chui, Avanidhar Subrahmanyam, and Sheridan TitmanReview of Financial Studies, 2021A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research [...]
The following factor performance modules have been updated on our Index website.free access for financial professionals Standardized PerformanceFactor PerformanceFactor ExposuresFactor PremiumsFactor AttributionFactor Data Downloads
How Global is Your Mutual Fund? International Diversification from Multinationals Irem Demirci, Miguel A. Ferreira, Pedro Matos, and Clemens SialmReview of Financial Studies, 2021A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries [...]
Option Return Predictability with Machine Learning and Big Data Bali, Beckmeyer, Moerke, WeigertA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research Insight category [...]
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 [...]
Out of Sight No More? The Effect of Fee Disclosures on 401(k) Investment Allocations Kronlund, Pool, Sialm and StefanescuJournal of Financial Economics, 2021A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of [...]
In this original research, Elisabetta and I study data across 29 global markets and provide empirical data on the following question: What percentage of CFO and CAO roles do women fill in the global marketplace? [...]
The Role of Factors in Asset Allocation Mark KritzmanJournal of Portfolio ManagementA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research Insight category What [...]