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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Is value dead? Has the story changed? No.

By |2020-06-01T09:30:54-04:00June 1st, 2020|Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Value Investing Research|

Is (systematic) Value Investing Dead? Ronen Israel, Kristoffer Laursen and Scott RichardsonWorking Paper, published at aqr.comA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic [...]

Smart(er) Investing – The Easy Way

By |2020-05-29T10:16:45-04:00May 29th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Podcasts and Video, Women in Finance Know Stuff, Academic Research Insight|

Most of the time we make you "earn your education" by reading our posts to build up your knowledge of the latest and greatest academic research concepts. That said, we understand there are different ways [...]

Tactically Adjusting Everything in a Financial Crisis? Bad Idea.

By |2020-05-26T09:12:49-04:00May 26th, 2020|Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Tactical Asset Allocation Research|

Flight to Quality and Asset Allocation in a Financial Crisis Terri Marsh and Paul PfleidererFinancial Analyst Journal, 2013A version of this paper can be found here or here.Want to read our summaries of academic finance papers? [...]

Trend Following the S&P 500? Some Practical Advice

By |2020-05-18T10:42:45-04:00May 18th, 2020|Research Insights, Trend Following, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight|

BREAKING INTO THE BLACKBOX: Trend Following, Stop Losses, and the Frequency of Trading: the case of the S&P500 Andrew Clare, James Seaton, Peter N. Smith, and Stephen ThomasWorking Paper, Cass Business School, London and University [...]

Discussion: Managing the Costs of Passively Investing in Active Strategies

By |2020-06-05T07:40:57-04:00May 14th, 2020|Research Insights, Academic Research Insight, Active and Passive Investing|

We recently covered a paper by David Blitz that highlighted the potential problems with passively investing in "active" strategies. The research piece is great and surfaces a lot of great concepts. Like a lot of [...]

Machine Learning and Investing: Forecasting Fundamentals w/ Ensembles

By |2020-05-13T10:20:28-04:00May 13th, 2020|Research Insights, Guest Posts, Academic Research Insight, Machine Learning|

Quantitative factor portfolios generally use historical company fundamental data in portfolio construction. The key assumption behind this approach is that past fundamentals proxy for elements of risk and/or systematic mispricing. However, what if we could [...]

Skulls, Financial Turbulence and Risk Management

By |2020-05-11T11:28:49-04:00May 11th, 2020|Volatility (e.g., VIX), Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight|

Mark Kritzman and Yuanzhen LiFinancial Analyst Journal, 2010A 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 When hunting [...]

Why Passively Investing in Active Methods May Not Work.

By |2020-05-04T10:49:16-04:00May 4th, 2020|Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Active and Passive Investing|

Are Passive Investing Techniques Efficient for Active Strategies? David BlitzJournal 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 [...]

Ways to Measure Extreme Downside Risk

By |2020-04-27T10:54:04-04:00April 27th, 2020|Crisis Alpha, Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight|

Richard D.F. Harris , Linh H. Nguyen and Evarist Stoja Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, and Money, 2019A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check [...]

How to Compute Active Share

By |2020-04-21T18:52:36-04:00April 21st, 2020|Compound Your Knowledge, Research Insights, Podcasts and Video, Media, Academic Research Insight, Tool How-To-Guides, ETF Investing|

In the short video below, I show how to compute Active Share. The accompanying excel file with the formulas can be found here. I start by computing the active share for two hypothetical funds, and [...]

Estimating Pandemic Economic Costs for “Face-to-Face” Businesses

By |2020-04-20T10:44:21-04:00April 20th, 2020|Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Macroeconomics Research|

Business disruptions from social distancing Miklós Koren and Rita PetoCovid Economics, Center for Economic Policy ResearchA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic [...]

Trend Following Reality: You Need Trends to Trend-Follow

By |2020-04-13T10:56:14-04:00April 13th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Trend Following, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight|

You Can't Always Trend When You Want Abhilash Babu, Brendan Hoffman, Ari Levine, Yao Hua Ooi, Sarah Schroeder and Erik Stamelos The Journal of Portfolio Management, March 2020A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic [...]

The Economic Consequences of Pandemics: A Guide from History

By |2020-04-10T12:46:23-04:00April 10th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Academic Research Insight, Tactical Asset Allocation Research, Macroeconomics Research|

Pandemics: Long-Run Effects Òscar Jordà, Sanjay R. Singh, Alan M. TaylorCEPR PressA version of this paper can be found here Want to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research Insight category What are [...]

Pandemics and Factor Investing: A Glimpse into the Past

By |2020-04-03T12:17:29-04:00April 3rd, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Academic Research Insight|

Equity Styles and the Spanish Flu Guido Baltussen, Pim van VlietA 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 [...]