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Board Diversity: When Will We Break Through the Glass Ceiling?

By |2020-09-02T13:09:07-04:00July 6th, 2020|ESG, Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight|

Board leadership positions elude diverse directors Laura Casares Field, Matthew Souther, and Adam YoreJournal of Financial Economics, 2020A version of this paper can be found here. Want to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check [...]

Combining Momentum with Long-Term Reversal

By |2020-07-02T11:20:25-04:00July 3rd, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe, Trend Following, Academic Research Insight, Momentum Investing Research|

Two of most documented anomalies in the asset pricing literature are the momentum effect and the long-term reversal effect. Momentum is typically defined as the last 12 months of returns excluding the most recent month [...]

DIY Asset Allocation Weights: July 2020

By |2020-07-02T10:04:17-04:00July 2nd, 2020|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 [...]

Time Series Momentum: Theory and Evidence

By |2020-06-30T11:07:47-04:00June 30th, 2020|Trend Following, Trend-Following Course, Introduction Course|

Time Series Momentum in the US Stock Market: Empirical Evidence and Theoretical Implications Valeriy Zakamulin and Javier GinerWorking paper, University of Agder and University of La LagunaA version of this paper can be found here [...]

How Trend Following Strategies Shape Return Distributions

By |2020-06-29T10:34:49-04:00June 29th, 2020|Crisis Alpha, Research Insights, Trend Following, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight|

Some Observations on Trend Following: A Binomial Perspective David M. ModestWorking Paper, QLS Partners LPA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research [...]

Diversifying Your Value Portfolio? Quality Works, but Have You Heard of Momentum?

By |2020-06-26T12:15:33-04:00June 26th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Value Investing Research, Momentum Investing Research|

What if your portfolio was only based on one idea? Something like “stocks always go up” or “value always beats growth.”  You may be learning a humbling lesson right now that Mr. Market has taught [...]

Can Statistics Actually Determine if Managers Have No Skill?

By |2020-06-22T09:53:36-04:00June 22nd, 2020|Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Active and Passive Investing|

Campbell Harvey and Yan LiuJournal of Finance, 2020A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research Insight category What are the Research Questions? Whether they [...]

Do Option Prices Inform Stock Returns?

By |2020-06-15T12:06:24-04:00June 18th, 2020|Volatility (e.g., VIX), Options, Research Insights, Larry Swedroe|

In perfectly efficient markets, option prices should not convey any new information or contribute to the price discovery of underlying assets. However, if markets are not perfectly efficient, traders with private information might prefer to [...]

Trading Costs Wipe Out the Overnight Return Anomaly

By |2020-06-15T11:22:34-04:00June 16th, 2020|Overnight Returns Research, Research Insights, Guest Posts|

At least once a year, the press and Twittersphere propagate the mistaken idea that investors can earn excess returns by buying the S&P 500 at the close of the market, then selling it at the [...]

Order Flow Correlation May Imply Momentum Factor Crowding

By |2020-06-15T10:54:35-04:00June 15th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight|

Zooming In on Equity Factor Crowding Valerio Volpati, Michael Benzaquen, Zoltán Eisler, Iacopo Mastromatteo, Bence Tóth, and Jean-Philippe BouchaudWorking Paper, SSRNA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance [...]

5 Surprising Things We Learned from a Factor Investing Expert

By |2020-06-11T11:24:37-04:00June 11th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing|

Lu Zhang and his colleagues made some waves with their new paper, “Replicating Anomalies.” (now published in the RFS -- congrats!). We have a summary of the paper here. Lu Zhang, and his colleagues, Kewei [...]

Counterpoint: ETF Activity May Make the Stock Market MORE Efficient

By |2020-06-08T10:18:10-04:00June 8th, 2020|Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, ETF Investing|

Lawrence Glosten, Suresh Nallareddy, and Yuan ZouManagement Science, forthcomingA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research Insight category What are the Research Questions The [...]

Excess Returns Podcast: Systematic Value Investing (Wes)

By |2020-06-02T10:18:35-04:00June 5th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Podcasts and Video, Media, Value Investing Research|

Recently I was invited to talk with Justin and Jack on the Excess Returns Podcast. I thank them for the opportunity and enjoyed the conversation! Below are some of the topics we discussed: Struggles in [...]

Do Interest Rates Explain Value’s Underperformance?

By |2020-06-02T10:55:56-04:00June 4th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe, Value Investing Research, Tactical Asset Allocation Research, Macroeconomics Research|

From January 2017 through March 2020, the value premium, defined by HML (the return of high book-to-market stocks minus the return of low book-to-market stocks experienced a drawdown of 42 percent. The team at Buckingham [...]

DIY Asset Allocation Weights: June 2020

By |2020-06-02T10:16:59-04:00June 2nd, 2020|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 [...]

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