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Compound Your Knowledge Episode 9: Investor Confidence & Issues with Factor Investing

By |2019-04-22T10:29:11-04:00April 22nd, 2019|Compound Your Knowledge, Research Insights, Factor Investing, Media, Behavioral Finance|

In this week's post, we discuss two posts. The first post, written by Elisabetta, examines a new method attempting to directly measure aggregate investor overconfidence. The second post, written by Larry Swedroe, examines issues that [...]

The Factors that Plague Factor Investing

By |2019-04-17T09:01:58-04:00April 16th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing|

For those interested in the literature on factor-based investing, a new paper by Robert Arnott, Campbell Harvey, Vitali Kalesnik and Juhani Linnainmaa, “Alice’s Adventures in Factorland: Three Blunders That Plague Factor Investing,” focuses on why, [...]

Compound Your Knowledge Episode 8: Cash Conversion Cycle, Uncertainty, and Distracted Investors

By |2019-04-15T15:19:29-04:00April 15th, 2019|Compound Your Knowledge, Research Insights, Factor Investing, Media|

In this week's post, I discuss three papers. The first examines a new factor, the Cash Conversion Cycle--while most are discounting factors in the new "Factor Zoo" world, this is definitely an interesting factor to [...]

A Remarkable New Factor: The Cash Conversion Cycle

By |2019-04-09T13:32:08-04:00April 9th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Value Investing Research|

The Cash Conversion Cycle Spread Baolian WangJFE, forthcoming.A version of this paper can be found here.Old discussions here and here. h.t. M. Mauboussin What are the research questions? The barrier to entry into the factor zoo [...]

Momentum Factor Investing in Russia

By |2019-04-01T13:45:54-04:00April 2nd, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Momentum Investing Research|

Momentum Factor Investing in 19th Century Imperial Russia William Goetzmann and Siman HuangJFE, forthcoming.A version of this paper can be found here. What are the research questions? Momentum is often considered the "premier anomaly" because of [...]

Why the Size Premium Should Persist

By |2019-03-19T14:08:06-04:00March 20th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe, Size Investing Research|

As the chief research officer for Buckingham Strategic Wealth and The BAM Alliance, I’m often asked, after any asset class or factor experiences a period of poor performance, if the historical outperformance of stocks with [...]

Factor Investing in Practice

By |2019-03-14T08:21:47-04:00March 14th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Academic Research Insight, Value Investing Research, Size Investing Research|

Factor Investing from Concept to Implementation Eduard van Gelderen, Joop Huij, and Georgi KyosevWorking paperA version of this paper can be found here[ref]hat tip to Art Johnson for mentioning this paper![/ref] What are the research questions? [...]

Seven Centuries of Commodity Reversals

By |2019-03-05T09:14:25-04:00March 8th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Managed Futures Research|

Seven Centuries of Commodity Reversals Adam Zaremba, Robert Bianchi, and Matuesz MikutowskiA version of this paper can be found here. What are the research questions? As the asset pricing research on the "very long-run" has been [...]

Is There a Size Effect in the Stock Market?

By |2019-02-11T14:13:45-04:00February 14th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Size Investing Research|

One of the oldest and most persuasive arguments in the stock market is that small stocks outperform large stocks.[ref]A version of this showed up in the WSJ.[/ref] Warren Buffett, speaking at the 2013 Berkshire Hathaway [...]

Compound Your Knowledge: Episode 3–Factor Failure, China, EBITDA

By |2019-02-11T13:29:00-04:00February 1st, 2019|Compound Your Knowledge, Research Insights, Factor Investing, Media|

In today's video, we examine three posts. First, we examine Larry Swedroe's rebuttal to the "failure" of factor investing. Second, we examine a paper examining the performance of the Size and Value factors in China. [...]

“The Failure of Factor Investing was Predictable”

By |2019-02-04T13:02:58-04:00January 28th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe|

In a recent ETF column, Allan Roth listed five investment lessons. While I agreed with much of what he wrote, one claim—factor investing has “failed miserably”— called for examination of the facts. But first, a [...]

Compound Your Knowledge: Episode 2–ESOPs, Factors, Incentives

By |2019-01-25T11:51:22-04:00January 25th, 2019|Compound Your Knowledge, Research Insights, Factor Investing, Media, 1042 QRP Solutions|

In today's video, we examine three posts. First, we examine ESOPs and 1042 QRP (qualified replacement property) with Doug Pugliese. Second, we examine a guest post by Nicolas Rabener examining Value, Momentum and Carry over [...]

Value, Momentum & Carry Across Asset Classes

By |2019-01-24T16:25:43-04:00January 25th, 2019|Factor Investing, Value Investing Research, Momentum Investing Research|

There is a 72% probability of the San Franciso Bay Area getting hit by at least one earthquake of a magnitude of 6.7 or stronger between today and 2043 according to the United States Geological Survey, [...]

Buyback Blackout Periods Do Not Negatively Impact Market Performance

By |2019-01-17T09:46:37-04:00January 18th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing|

The October 2018 market correction where the S&P 500® Index fell by 7%, its worst October since 2008,[ref]Bloomberg Finance L.P., as of 10/31/2018.[/ref] left investors searching for a culprit. Some of the usual suspects were [...]

After a Lost Decade, Will Value Get its Groove back in 2019?

By |2018-12-11T09:23:32-04:00December 11th, 2018|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Value Investing Research|

Borne in academia and raised by fund managers seeking to outperform, value style mutual funds and ETFs today hold close to $2 trillion[ref]Morningstar[/ref]. But with poor returns over the past decade, the question of whether [...]

Measuring Factor Exposures: Uses and Abuses

By |2018-12-03T11:15:12-04:00December 3rd, 2018|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight|

Measuring Factor Exposures: Uses and Abuses Ronen Israel and Adrienne Ross The Journal of Alternative Investments A version of this paper can be found here Want to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out [...]

Factor Investing Fact Check: Are Value and Momentum Dead?

By |2018-11-15T16:13:03-04:00November 15th, 2018|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Value Investing Research, Momentum Investing Research|

The "stock market," at least as measured via the S&P 500, has been on an epic performance run -- especially relative to almost all asset classes. It doesn't matter whether you look at the other [...]

Cybersecurity for Financial Advisors (Pat and Brandon)

By |2018-11-01T08:19:23-04:00November 1st, 2018|Factor Investing, Podcasts and Video|

Here is a link to our podcast on Behind the Markets: In this episode of Behind the Markets, our guest co-host Wes Gray of Alpha Architect brings on cybersecurity experts to discuss breaches and the [...]

Constructing Long-Only Multifactor Strategies: Portfolio Blending vs. Signal Blending

By |2018-10-22T11:48:56-04:00October 22nd, 2018|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight|

Constructing Long-Only Multifactor Strategies: Portfolio Blending vs. Signal Blending Khalid Ghayur, CFA, Ronan Heaney, and Stephen Platt, CFA Financial Analysts Journal A version of this paper can be found here Want to read our summaries of [...]

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