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How to Turn Cross-Sectional into Time-Series Momentum (and be home in time for dinner)

By |2020-01-24T11:33:49-05:00January 24th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Momentum Investing Research|

Cross-Sectional and Time-Series Tests of Return Predictability: What Is the Difference? Amit Goyal and Narasimhan JegadeeshA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our [...]

Enterprise Multiples and Expected Stock Returns

By |2020-01-21T10:54:39-05:00January 21st, 2020|Financial Planning, Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Value Investing Research|

Why Do Enterprise Multiples Predict Expected Stock Returns? Steve Crawford, Wesley Gray and Jack VogelJournal of Portfolio Management, forthcomingA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check [...]

Timing Low Volatility with Factor Valuations

By |2020-01-06T15:03:33-05:00January 16th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Guest Posts, Low Volatility Investing|

INTRODUCTION Funds flows are frequently analyzed by investors to gauge the demand for investment strategies, but it represents a challenging exercise. Key issues are data availability as few market participants disclose their holdings as well [...]

How ESG Affects Valuation, Risk, and Performance

By |2020-01-13T10:43:46-05:00January 13th, 2020|ESG, Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight|

Foundations of ESG Investing: How ESG Affects Equity Valuation, Risk, and Performance Guido Giese, Linda-Eling Lee, Dimitris Melas, Zoltán Nagy, and Laura NishikawaJournal of Portfolio ManagementA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read [...]

Is Active Investing Doomed as a Negative Sum Game? A Critical Review.

By |2020-01-04T11:20:21-05:00January 2nd, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Academic Research Insight, Key Research, Active and Passive Investing|

1. Introduction In an influential piece, Sharpe (1991)Sharpe, W.F. 1991. The arithmetic of active management. Financial Analysts Journal, 47(1), pp.7-9.9 put forward the proposition that active investing must be a losing pursuit in aggregate, [...]

Asset Allocation vs. Factor Allocation—Can We Build a Unified Method?

By |2019-12-30T11:25:44-05:00December 30th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Value Investing Research|

Asset Allocation vs. Factor Allocation—Can We Build a Unified Method? Jennifer Bender, Jerry Le Sun, and Ric ThomasJournal of Portfolio ManagementA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance [...]

International Evidence on Factor Premiums

By |2019-12-23T16:31:28-05:00December 26th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing|

Klaus Grobys contributes to the literature on asset pricing models with his October 2019 paper, “Another Look on Choosing Factors: The International Evidence.” Using bootstrap simulations, Grobys examined international markets, specifically the four regions of [...]

The market impact of rebalancing factor investing strategies

By |2019-12-23T13:12:33-05:00December 23rd, 2019|Transaction Costs, Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight|

Transaction Costs of Factor-Investing Strategies Feifei Li, Tzee-Man Chow, Alex Pickard & Yadwinder GargFinancial Analysts JournalA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic [...]

An Analysis of “Testing Benjamin Graham’s Net Current Asset Value Strategy in London”

By |2019-12-16T08:52:50-05:00December 17th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing|

Authors: Ying Xiao and Glen C. Arnold A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research Insight category Introduction This is our [...]

Improving the Performance of Deep Value Strategies

By |2019-12-10T19:32:32-05:00December 12th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe, Value Investing Research|

A large body of evidence demonstrates that investment strategies focused on buying stocks that are cheap relative to measures of fundamental value have achieved higher long-term returns than the broad market. Motivated by such legendary [...]

Protecting the Downside of Trend When It Is Not Your Friend : Part 1

By |2019-12-09T12:07:59-05:00December 9th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Trend Following, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Momentum Investing Research|

Protecting the Downside of Trend When It Is Not Your Friend Kun Yang, Edward Qian, and Bran BeltonJournal of Portfolio ManagementA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance [...]

Forbidden Knowledge: Long-Only Academic Factors are Also Cool

By |2019-11-27T09:31:15-05:00November 27th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Value Investing Research, Momentum Investing Research, Low Volatility Investing|

When Equity Factors Drop Their Shorts David Blitz, Guido Baltussen, and Pim van VlietWorking PaperA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research Insight category [...]

Enterprise Multiples and Equity Country Allocations

By |2019-11-25T08:08:33-05:00November 25th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Value Investing Research|

And the Winner Is…A Comparison of Valuation Measures for Equity Country Allocation Adam Zaremba and Jan Jakub SzczygielskiJournal of Portfolio ManagementA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance [...]

The Investor’s Podcast: Factor Investing (Jack)

By |2019-11-22T09:41:11-05:00November 22nd, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Podcasts and Video, Media|

Recently I was invited to talk with Stig and Preston on The Investor's Podcast. I thank them for the opportunity and enjoyed the conversation! Below are some of the topics we discussed: What is factor [...]

Are Value, Carry and Momentum Regime Dependent?

By |2019-11-05T08:12:33-05:00November 21st, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe, Value Investing Research, Momentum Investing Research|

Over the past decade academics and practitioners alike have argued that multi-factor portfolios offer significant benefits to investors looking for enhanced and more diversified solutions. Among the papers making this argument is “The Death of [...]

Lowering Portfolio Risk with Corporate Social Responsability

By |2019-11-18T08:53:57-05:00November 18th, 2019|ESG, Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight|

Lowering Portfolio Risk with Corporate Social Responsibility Clark, Krieger, and MauckJournal 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 [...]

The Investment Factor and Expected Returns

By |2019-11-18T14:15:00-05:00November 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”) Sadly this article is currently only available to clients of Dimensional Fund Advisers rehashes previous arguments in Fama and French [...]

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 |2019-10-30T14:28:20-04:00November 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. [...]