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The Investment Factor and Expected Returns

By |2019-11-15T23:14:56-05:00November 14th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe, Academic Research Insight|

Editor's note: Earlier this week, Lu Zhang discussed his thoughts on the investment factor and expected returns. In this piece, Larry discusses a recent research piece that tells a different side of the story. We [...]

Investment, Expected Investment, and Expected Stock Returns

By |2019-11-11T08:57:30-05:00November 12th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Academic Research Insight|

A new DFA article by Rizova and Saito (2019, “Investment and Expected Stock Returns”) [ref]Sadly this article is currently only available to clients of Dimensional Fund Advisers[/ref] rehashes previous arguments in Fama and French (2006, [...]

Are Early Stage Investors Biased Against Women?

By |2019-11-11T07:59:16-05:00November 11th, 2019|Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Corporate Governance|

Are Early Stage Investors Biased Against Women? Michael Ewens and Richard TownsendJournal of Financial Economics, forthcomingA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research [...]

What Returns Should Investors Expect from Private Equity

By |2019-11-05T11:11:10-05:00November 7th, 2019|Research Insights, Larry Swedroe, Behavioral Finance|

The collapse in interest rates, combined with historically high valuations (at least for U.S. stocks), have led many endowments, pension plans (especially those with large unfunded liabilities) and high net worth investors (such as those [...]

DIY Asset Allocation Weights: November 2019

By |2019-11-04T16:58:31-05:00November 4th, 2019|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 [...]

Costs and Benefits of ESG investing

By |2019-11-04T12:40:18-05:00November 4th, 2019|ESG, Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight|

Responsible Investing: The Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) - Efficient Frontier Lasse Heje Pedersen, Shaun Fitzgibbons, and Lukasz PomorskiWorking PaperA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? [...]

Quantitative Investing: The Solution to Human Bias (Wes Gray)

By |2019-10-30T14:28:20-05:00November 1st, 2019|Factor Investing, Podcasts and Video|

Here is a link to our podcast on "Rational Reminder": Today we are joined by Wesley Gray who is the CEO of Alpha Architect, a firm in the US that specializes in concentrated factor strategies. [...]

Can Anomalies Survive Insider Disagreements

By |2019-10-29T10:17:01-05:00October 30th, 2019|Research Insights, Behavioral Finance|

What is the relationship between insider trades and anomalies? Anginer, Hoberg and SeyhunA version of the paper can be found here. Want to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research Insight [...]

Liquidity might be a better proxy for Size in equity markets

By |2019-10-28T12:35:08-05:00October 28th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Size Investing Research|

The Size Premium in Equity Markets: Where Is the Risk? Stefano Ciliberti, Emmanuel Sérié, Guillaume Simon, Yves Lempérière, and Jean-Philippe BouchaudJournal of Portfolio ManagementA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries [...]

Superstar Investors

By |2019-10-22T09:34:11-05:00October 23rd, 2019|Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Value Investing Research|

Superstar Investors Brooks, Tsuji and VillalonJournal of Investing, February 2019A 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? Many [...]

The Quality Factor—What Exactly Is It?

By |2019-10-22T07:26:53-05:00October 22nd, 2019|Quality Investing, Research Insights, Factor Investing, Low Volatility Investing|

While the quality factor has been identified in the literature (including papers such as “Buffett’s Alpha,” “Global Return Premiums on Earnings Quality, Value, and Size,” and “The Excess Returns of ‘Quality’ Stocks: A Behavioral Anomaly”), [...]

Active Share: Predictor of Future Performance or Urban Legend?

By |2019-10-10T08:59:01-05:00October 17th, 2019|Financial Planning, Research Insights, Factor Investing, Academic Research Insight, Active and Passive Investing|

The crowning achievement for investors is the ability to identify which of the few active mutual funds will outperform in the future. Despite an overwhelming body of academic research which has demonstrated that past performance [...]

Crowded trades, asset centrality and predicting equity bubbles

By |2019-10-14T08:55:58-05:00October 14th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight|

Crowded Trades: Implications for Sector Rotation and Factor Timing William Kinlaw, Mark Kritzman, and David TurkingtonJournal of Portfolio ManagementA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check [...]

Using Firm Characteristics to Enhance Momentum Strategies

By |2019-10-10T15:40:48-05:00October 10th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Momentum Investing Research|

Research into the momentum factor continues to demonstrate its persistence and pervasiveness, including across factors. Recent papers have focused on trying to identify ways to improve the explanatory power and performance of momentum strategies. Prior [...]

An Analysis of “Graham’s Net-Nets: Outdated or Outstanding?”

By |2019-10-01T10:50:12-05:00October 8th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Value Investing Research|

James MontierA full version of this paper can be found in this bookWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research Insight category Introduction In an earlier post we analyzed the prominent [...]

A Framework for Creating Model Portfolios

By |2019-10-07T10:07:25-05:00October 7th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Tactical Asset Allocation Research|

Model Portfolios Basu, Gates, Karir and AngJournal of Wealth Management, Spring 2019A version of the paper can be found here Want to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research Insight category What [...]