Still Using Book to Market for a Value Metric? Read This.

By |June 7th, 2021|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Value Investing Research|

Going by the Book: Valuation Ratios and Stock Returns Choi, So and WangWorking Paper, 2021A version of this paper can be found here.Want to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research Insight category [...]

This Time is Different? Consider Quantifying Subjective Priors

By |June 4th, 2021|Empirical Methods, Research Insights, Guest Posts, Academic Research Insight, Behavioral Finance|

This time is different. --John Templeton "This time is different," is a sentiment that leads many investors to stray from using data analysis in their investment decision process and more towards discretionary judgment.  The logic [...]

DIY Asset Allocation Weights: June 2021

By |June 1st, 2021|Index Updates, Research Insights, Tool Updates, Tactical Asset Allocation Research|

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 [...]

Get Green or Die Trying?

By |June 1st, 2021|ESG, Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight|

Get Green or Die Trying? Carbon Risk Integration into Portfolio Management Maximilian Görgen, Andrea Jacob, and Martin NerlingerJournal of Portfolio ManagementA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance [...]

Can You Tax-Efficiently Convert Your Managed Accounts, Mutual Fund, or Hedge Fund into an ETF?

By |May 28th, 2021|Research Insights|

This is a quick post that serves as a public service announcement related to a number of requests we have been receiving from registered investment advisors, mutual fund managers, and hedge fund managers regarding "launching [...]

The Explanatory Power of Factor Momentum

By |May 27th, 2021|Research Insights, Larry Swedroe, Momentum Investing Research, Tactical Asset Allocation Research|

Momentum is the tendency for assets that have performed well (poorly) in the recent past to continue to perform well (poorly) in the future, at least for a short period of time. review more in [...]

Value and Momentum Investing: Combine or Separate?

By |May 25th, 2021|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Key Research, Value Investing Research, Momentum Investing Research|

When it comes to Value and Momentum investing we often get asked the following set of questions: Should I use value and momentum, in one screen, to form a single portfolio of stocks? ("Blended", "combined", [...]

Using Satellite Images to Study Local Information Advantage

By |May 24th, 2021|Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Investor Education|

The Firm Next Door: Using Satellite Images to Study Local Information Advantage Kang, Stice-Lawrence, Wong Journal of Accounting Research, 2021A version of this paper can be found here.Want to read our summaries of academic finance papers? [...]

Predictability of the Value Premium Across Asset Classes

By |May 21st, 2021|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe, Academic Research Insight, Value Investing Research|

The value spread is the difference between the value signal in the long versus the short portfolio. This isn’t the first time we have hit on this topic. Wes and I have done several posts [...]

Are Ben Graham’s Disciples Value and Quality Factor Investors?

By |May 19th, 2021|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Guest Posts, Other Insights, Value Investing Research|

I examine the performance records of performance of Ben Graham's well-known disciples: Walter Schloss, Tom Knapp, Warren Buffett, Bill Ruane, Charlie Munger, Rick Guerin, and Stan Perlmeter. The research question I seek to address is [...]

ESG Performance Breakdown by E, S, and G

By |May 18th, 2021|ESG, Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight|

Deconstructing ESG Ratings Performance: Risk and Returnfor E, S, and G by Time Horizon, Sector, and Weighting Guido Giese, Zoltán Nagy, and Linda-Eling LeeJournal of Portfolio ManagementA version of this paper can be found hereWant to [...]

Fixed income when you’re between a rock and a hard place — Part 2/2

By |May 13th, 2021|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Guest Posts, Fixed Income|

Part 2: From understanding factors to solving investor problems In Part 1, we defined fixed income factors. But factors alone will not solve each investor’s problem. Below, we extend the discussion by walking through a [...]

Value Investing Still Beats Growth Investing, Historically

By |May 11th, 2021|Research Insights, Academic Research Insight, Value Investing Research|

A few weeks ago I saw comments on Twitter regarding the Russell 3,000 Value and Growth indices having approximately the same returns since inception. For example, here is Ben Johnson from MorningstarA great person to [...]

Where Are The Women in Finance? More Clues.

By |May 10th, 2021|Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight|

The Family Origin of the Math Gender Gap is a White Affluent Phenomenon Dossi, Figlio, Giuliano and SapienzaNBER working paper, 2020A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance [...]

Global Factor Performance: May 2021

By |May 6th, 2021|Index Updates, Research Insights, Factor Investing, Tool Updates, Tactical Asset Allocation 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

Resurrecting the Value Premium

By |May 4th, 2021|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe, Academic Research Insight, Other Insights, Value Investing Research|

The dramatic underperformance of value stocks as defined by the HmL (the return on high book-to-market stocks minus the return on low book-to-market stocks) since 2017 has led many to question the existence of the [...]

DIY Asset Allocation Weights: May 2021

By |May 4th, 2021|Index Updates, Research Insights, Tool Updates, Tactical Asset Allocation Research|

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 [...]

Competition for Attention in the ETF Space

By |May 3rd, 2021|Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, ETF Investing|

Competition for Attention in the ETF Space Itzhak Ben-David, Francesco Franzoni, Byungwook Kim, and Rabih MoussawiSSRN Working paperA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out [...]

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