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Does Crowdsourced Investing Work?

By |March 1st, 2021|Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Behavioral Finance|

Extrapolative Beliefs in the Cross Section: What Can We Learn from the Crowds? Zhi Da, Xing Huang, Lawrence J. JinJournal of Financial Economics, 2020A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries [...]

The Forecasting Power of Value, Profitability, and Investment Spreads

By |February 25th, 2021|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe, Academic Research Insight, Other Insights, Value Investing Research|

Studies such as the 2019 paper “Value Return Predictability Across Asset Classes and Commonalities in Risk Premia,” have demonstrated that while it is difficult to time investments based on their value spreadsThe difference in the [...]

The Risk and Returns to Private Debt Investments

By |February 22nd, 2021|Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Fixed Income|

The Returns to Private Debt: Primary Issuances vs. Secondary Acquisitions Douglas Cumming, Grant Fleming, and Zhangxin (Frank) Liu Financial Analysts JournalA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance [...]

ESG Factors and Traditional Factors

By |February 16th, 2021|ESG, Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Investment Advisor Education|

Toward ESG Alpha: Analyzing ESG Exposures through a Factor Lens Ananth Madhavan, Aleksander Sobczyk and Andrew AngFinancial Analyst Journal, 2021A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic [...]

Do ETFs Adversely Affect Market Quality? Nope.

By |February 11th, 2021|Research Insights, Academic Research Insight, ETF Investing|

Intraday Arbitrage Between ETFs and their Underlying Portfolios Box, Davis, Evans, and LynchWorking paperA version of this paper can be found here Editor's note: Seeing how the results may have shifted since the "ARK phenomenon" would [...]

Will the Real Value Factor Funds Please Stand Up?

By |February 8th, 2021|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Value Investing Research|

Characteristics of Mutual Fund Portfolios: Where Are the Value Funds? Martin Lettau, Sydney C. Ludvigson, Paulo ManoelWorking paperA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out [...]

Do Security Analysts Follow the Academic Evidence?

By |February 4th, 2021|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe, Academic Research Insight|

As my co-author Andrew Berkin and I explain in our new book “Your Complete Guide to Factor-Based Investing,” there is considerable evidence of cross-sectional return predictability. Citing more than 100 academic papers, we presented evidence [...]

Hot Topic: Does “Gamma” Hedging Actually Affect Stock Prices?

By |February 1st, 2021|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Momentum Investing Research|

Hedging Demand and Market Intraday Momentum Guido Baltussen, Zhi Da, Sten Lammers and Martin MartensJournal of Financial Economics, ForthcomingA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check [...]

A Review of Ben Graham’s Famous Value Investing Strategy: “Net-Nets”

By |January 26th, 2021|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Guest Posts, Academic Research Insight, Value Investing Research|

Benjamin Graham, often considered a strong candidate for "the father of quantitative value investing", developed an investment strategy that involved purchasing securities for less than their “current-asset value”, “a rough index of the liquidating value”. [...]

Mutual fund investments in private firms

By |January 25th, 2021|Private Equity, Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Active and Passive Investing|

Mutual fund investments in private firms Sungjoung Kwon, Michelle Lowry, Yiming QianJournal of Financial EconomicsA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research [...]

Is the Market Getting more Efficient?

By |January 22nd, 2021|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe, Academic Research Insight, Active and Passive Investing|

Another Alpha Opportunity Bites the Dust In 1998, Charles Ellis wrote “Winning the Loser’s Game,” in which he presented evidence that while it is possible to generate alpha and win the game of active management, [...]

Battle of the Sexes, Who’s Better at Fudging the Numbers?

By |January 19th, 2021|Research Insights, Women in Finance Know Stuff, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Investment Advisor Education, Machine Learning|

CFO Gender and Financial Statement Irregularities V.K.Gupta, S. Mortal, B. Chakrabarty, X. Guo, D. B. TurbanAcademy of Management Journal, 2019A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? [...]

The Definitive Study on Long-Term Factor Investing Returns

By |January 12th, 2021|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Academic Research Insight|

Global Factor Premiums Baltussen, Swinkels, VlietJournal 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 Insight category What are the Research Questions? [...]

How Does ETF Liquidity Affect ETF Returns, Volatility, and Tracking Error?

By |January 11th, 2021|Transaction Costs, Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, ETF Investing|

Liquidity risk and exchange-traded fund returns, variances, and tracking errors Kyounghun Bae, Daejin KimJournal of Financial EconomicsA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our [...]

How Powerful is the Wealth Effect?

By |January 4th, 2021|Financial Planning, Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Investment Advisor Education|

Stock Market Returns and Consumption Marco Di Maggio, Amir Kermani and Kaveh MajlesiJournal of Finance, 2020A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research [...]

P-Hacking Via Academic Finance Research Conferences

By |December 28th, 2020|Empirical Methods, Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Other Insights|

Documentation of the File Drawer Problem at Finance Conferences: A Follow-Up Study Manoela N. Morais and Matthew R. MoreyJournal of InvestingA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check [...]

Investing Based on Who you Follow on Social Media? A Real Thing?

By |December 21st, 2020|Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Behavioral Finance|

Do Individual Investors Trade on Investment-related Internet Postings? Manuel Ammannt and Nic SchaubManagement Science, 2020A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research Insight category [...]

Placement Agents In Private Equity, Are They Any Good?

By |December 14th, 2020|Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight|

Intermediation in Private Equity: The Role of Placement Agents Matthew D. Cain, Stephen B. McKeon, and Steven Davidoff SolomonJournal of Financial and Quantitative AnalysisA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries [...]

Early Female Investors, More Independent than Previously Thought?

By |December 7th, 2020|Research Insights, Women in Finance Know Stuff, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight|

Independent Women: Investing in British Railways, 1870-1922 Graeme G. Acheson; Gareth Campbell; Áine Gallagher and John D. TurnerEconomic History Review, 2020A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance [...]

Mutual Fund Trading When No One Is Watching: It’s Not Pretty

By |November 30th, 2020|Transaction Costs, Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight|

Trading out of sight: An analysis of cross-trading in mutual fund families Alexander Eisele, Tamara Nefedova, Gianpaolo Parise, Kim Peijnenburg, Journal of Financial EconomicsA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries [...]

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