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

By |2020-11-30T14:10:08-05:00November 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 [...]

What Matters to Individual Investors? Evidence from the Horse’s Mouth

By |2020-11-23T10:09:25-05:00November 23rd, 2020|Financial Planning, Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Behavioral Finance|

What Matters to Individual Investors? Evidence from the Horse's Mouth James Choi and Adriana RobertsonJournal of Finance, 2020A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out [...]

An Easy Way to Simplify and Improve the Shiller CAPE Ratio as a Prediction Tool

By |2020-11-16T08:50:03-05:00November 16th, 2020|Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Tactical Asset Allocation Research|

Ultra-Simple Shiller’s CAPE: How One Year’s Data Can Predict Equity Market Returns Better Than Ten Thomas K. Philips and Adam KoborJournal of Portfolio ManagementA version of this paper can be found here (slides here)Want to read [...]

Trend Following Research: Breaking Bad Trends

By |2020-11-12T11:31:32-05:00November 12th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe, Trend Following, Academic Research Insight, Other Insights, Momentum Investing 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. Initial research on [...]

Do Analysts Exploit Factor Anomalies when recommending stocks?

By |2020-11-09T12:42:17-05:00November 9th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight|

Security Analysts and Capital Market Anomalies Li Guo, Frank Weikai Li, K.C. John WeiJournal of Financial EconomicsA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our [...]

Should Treasury Bills Be The Risk-Free Asset in Asset Pricing Models?

By |2020-10-27T08:12:29-04:00November 5th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe, Academic Research Insight, Other Insights, Low Volatility Investing, Macroeconomics Research|

In virtually all studies on asset pricing and asset pricing models, the one-month Treasury bill is the choice as the risk-free rate. In his study “The Risk-Free Asset Implied by the Market: Medium-Term Bonds instead [...]

How Do You Think the Global Market Portfolio Has Performed from 1960-2017?

By |2020-11-01T14:59:00-05:00November 2nd, 2020|ESG, Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Active and Passive Investing, Macroeconomics Research|

Historical Returns of the Market Portfolio Ronald Doeswijk, Trevin Lam and Laurens SwinkelsThe Review of Asset Pricing Studies, 2019A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check [...]

Combining Value and Profitability Factors to Improve Performance

By |2020-10-26T09:57:45-04:00October 29th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe, Academic Research Insight, Value Investing Research|

Prior Research on Value and Profitability Factors The 1997 publication of Mark Carhart’s paper “On Persistence in Mutual Fund Performance” led to the four-factor model, which added momentum to market beta, size, and value, becoming [...]

Does Portfolio Timing Based on Volatility Signals Outperform Buy and Hold?

By |2020-10-26T08:51:01-04:00October 26th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Low Volatility Investing, Tactical Asset Allocation Research|

On the Performance of Volatility-Managed Portfolios Scott Cederburg, Michael S. O’Doherty, Feifei Wang, Xuemin (Sterling) YanJournal of Financial EconomicsA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check [...]

Can A Computer Read Employee Emails and Detect Fraud?

By |2020-10-19T09:28:09-04:00October 19th, 2020|Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Investment Advisor Education, Machine Learning|

Zero-Revelation RegTech: Detecting Risk through Linguistic Analysis of Corporate Emails and News S.R. Das, S. Kim, B. KothariJournal of Financial Data Science, Spring 2019A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries [...]

Equity Trend Following Performance Around the Globe

By |2020-10-15T10:52:15-04:00October 15th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe, Trend Following, Academic Research Insight, Other Insights|

Time-series momentum (TSMOM) historically has demonstrated abnormal excess returns. Also called trend following, it is measured by a portfolio that is long assets that have had recent positive returns and short assets that have had [...]

Value Investing Factor Research: How to Improve the Piotroski F-Score Measure.

By |2020-10-09T09:08:49-04:00October 8th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Guest Posts, Academic Research Insight, Value Investing Research|

Introduction This project builds on research conducted by J. Piotroski, who published his paper Value Investing: The Use of Historical Financial Statement Information to Separate Winners from Losers in 2000, offering a simple yet powerful [...]

Institutional Investment Strategies: Keep it Simple

By |2020-10-05T09:41:39-04:00October 5th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Active and Passive Investing, ETF Investing|

Institutional Investment Strategy and Manager Choice: A Critique Richard M. EnnisJournal of Portfolio Management A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research [...]

Lottery Preferences and Their Relationship with Factor Investing

By |2020-09-28T13:19:43-04:00October 1st, 2020|Skewness, Research Insights, Larry Swedroe, Academic Research Insight, Behavioral Finance, Low Volatility Investing|

Among the assumptions in the first formal asset pricing model, the CAPM, is that investors are risk-averse, they maximize the expected utility of absolute wealth, and they care only about the mean and variance of [...]

ETFs and Mutual Funds Should Pay More Attention to Their Investor Base

By |2020-09-28T09:55:28-04:00September 28th, 2020|Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, ETF Investing|

Investor-Stock Decoupling in Mutual Funds Miguel A. Ferreira, Massimo Massa, Pedro MatosManagement Science, forthcomingA 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 [...]

Intangible Capital and the Value Factor: Has Your Value Definition Just Expired?

By |2020-09-22T11:11:37-04:00September 21st, 2020|Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Value Investing Research|

Intangible Capital and the Value Factor: Has Your Value Definition Just Expired? Noël Amenc, Felix Goltz, and Ben LuytenJournal of Portfolio ManagementA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic [...]

Can the Best Stock Pickers Still Beat the Market? An Out of Sample Test

By |2020-09-14T08:52:06-04:00September 14th, 2020|Financial Planning, Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Active and Passive Investing|

Can mutual fund stars still pick stocks?: A replication and extension of Kosowski, Timmermann, Wermers, and White (2006) Timothy Riley and Sam WaltonCritical Review of Finance, 2019A version of this paper can be found hereWant to [...]

Predicting Bond Returns? Focus on GDP Growth and Inflation Indicators

By |2020-09-08T08:31:59-04:00September 8th, 2020|Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Machine Learning, Fixed Income|

Predicting Bond Returns: 70 Years of International Evidence Guido Baltussen, Martin Martens, Olaf PenningaWorking PaperA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research Insight category [...]

Effects of Portfolio Construction on the Performance of Style Factor ETFs

By |2020-08-31T08:50:00-04:00August 31st, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, ETF Investing|

The Effects of Portfolio Construction on the Performance of Style Factor ETFs or How to Build a Style Factor ETF That Does What It Says Jason MacQueenJournal of Portfolio Management A version of this paper [...]

How to Measure and Understand Portfolio Tail Risk Events

By |2020-08-27T10:35:54-04:00August 27th, 2020|Crisis Alpha, Research Insights, Factor Investing, Guest Posts, Academic Research Insight|

Arnold Polanski, Evarist Stoja, Frank WindmeijerJournal of Applied Econometrics, 2019A 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 [...]

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