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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 [...]

Diversifying Your Value Portfolio? Quality Works, but Have You Heard of Momentum?

By |2020-06-26T12:15:33-04:00June 26th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Value Investing Research, Momentum Investing Research|

What if your portfolio was only based on one idea? Something like “stocks always go up” or “value always beats growth.”  You may be learning a humbling lesson right now that Mr. Market has taught [...]

Cheap vs. Expensive Factors: Does Valuation Matter for Future Returns?

By |2020-05-05T08:28:30-04:00May 5th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Guest Posts, Value Investing Research, Momentum Investing Research, Low Volatility Investing|

Tesla (TSLA) breached the $100 billion market capitalization in January 2020 and became the most valuable car manufacturer globally. However, valuing the company is challenging given the growth profile, complexity of the business, and erratic [...]

An Empirical Challenge for Trend-Following

By |2020-03-30T10:40:00-04:00March 30th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Trend Following, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Momentum Investing Research, Tactical Asset Allocation Research|

Editor's Note: For the foreseeable future, we'll be focusing on research that explores investment strategies that are believed to help investors manage risk and diversify their portfolios. Time Series Momentum: Is it There? Dashan Huang [...]

Compound Your Knowledge Ep 27: Value, Momentum, and Low Volatility

By |2020-03-30T10:15:05-04:00March 30th, 2020|Compound Your Knowledge, Research Insights, Podcasts and Video, Media, Value Investing Research, Momentum Investing Research|

In this video, we examine two articles highlighted on our site. The first article, written by Larry Swedroe, examines the Value and Momentum performance over the past two years ( highlighting great research by the [...]

Low Volatility-Momentum Versus Value-Momentum Factor Portfolios

By |2020-03-13T11:40:42-04:00March 13th, 2020|Factor Investing, Guest Posts, Value Investing Research, Momentum Investing Research, Low Volatility Investing|

Boring versus Cheap Winners

Factor Investing Update: An Analysis of 2019 International Factor Returns

By |2020-02-19T10:17:00-05:00February 19th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Value Investing Research, Momentum Investing Research|

Last week I summarized the 2019 factor performance for U.S. stocks. A natural follow-up question was the following--"what about International stocks?" A great question. So below I dig into the 2019 performance for International Factor [...]

Low Volatility-Momentum Factor Investing Portfolios

By |2020-01-30T09:00:31-05:00January 30th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Guest Posts, Momentum Investing Research, Low Volatility Investing|

INTRODUCTION Factor investing is hard and some factors make it harder than others. A value strategy results in a portfolio of stocks that exhibit temporary or structural issues and are usually rated “Sell” by brokers, [...]

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 [...]

Visualization Sector Trends with R Code

By |2020-01-23T11:52:41-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Reproducible Finance, Research Insights, Trend Following, Tool How-To-Guides, Momentum Investing Research|

Welcome to a year-end installment of Reproducible Finance with R, a series posts that will be a little bit different from the norm on Alpha Architect (see here for my last post). We will search [...]

Protecting the Downside of Trend When It Is Not Your Friend: Part 2/2

By |2019-12-16T12:32:08-05:00December 16th, 2019|Research Insights, 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 Belton Journal of Portfolio Management A version of this paper can be found here Want to read our summaries [...]

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 Belton Journal of Portfolio Management A version of this paper can be found here Want to read our summaries [...]

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 Vliet Working Paper A version of this paper can be found here Want to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out [...]

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 [...]

Using Firm Characteristics to Enhance Momentum Strategies

By |2019-10-10T15:40:48-04:00October 10th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Momentum Investing Research|

Research into the momentum factor continues to demonstrate its persistence and pervasiveness, including across factors. Recent papers have focused on trying to identify ways to improve the explanatory power and performance of momentum strategies. Prior [...]

Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) and Factor Performance

By |2019-07-16T12:38:43-04:00July 23rd, 2019|Factor Investing, Value Investing Research, Momentum Investing Research|

A physicist, a chemist, and an economist are stranded on an island, with nothing to eat. A can of soup washes ashore. The physicist says, “Let’s smash the can open with a rock”. The chemist [...]

Enhancing the Performance of Momentum Strategies

By |2019-07-12T10:42:25-04:00July 12th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe, Momentum Investing Research|

In “Your Complete Guide to Factor-Based Investing,” Andy Berkin and I presented the evidence demonstrating that momentum, both cross-sectional (or relative) momentum and time-series (or absolute, trend following) momentum, not only increases the explanatory power [...]

Momentum, Quality, and R Code

By |2019-07-11T14:42:06-04:00July 11th, 2019|Reproducible Finance, Research Insights, Factor Investing, Tool How-To-Guides, Momentum Investing Research|

Welcome to the first installment of Reproducible Finance by way of Alpha Architect.  For the uninitiated, this series is a bit different than the other stuff on AA - we'll focus on writing clean, reproducible [...]

Factor Investing Research On Steroids

By |2019-06-18T13:04:25-04:00June 18th, 2019|Quality Investing, Factor Investing, Value Investing Research, Momentum Investing Research, Low Volatility Investing|

Factor Premia and Factor Timing: A Century of Evidence Antti Ilmanen, Ronen Israel, Toby Moskowitz, Ashwin Thapar, and Franklin Wang Working paper A version of this paper can be found here What are the research questions? [...]