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What to Do When Alpha Becomes Beta

By |2020-03-11T12:39:02-04:00March 10th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Tactical Asset Allocation Research|

Dynamic Strategy Migration and the Evolution of Risk Premia David E. KuenziJournal of Portfolio ManagementA version of this paper can be found here Want to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic [...]

The Gap Between Large and Small Companies is Growing. Why?

By |2020-03-02T07:40:38-05:00March 5th, 2020|Research Insights, Larry Swedroe, Size Investing Research|

In my role as chief research officer for the Buckingham Family of Financial Services, I receive many questions from investors and advisors alike, asking me to address concerns they have that originate from articles they [...]

Compound Your Knowledge Ep 22: 2019 Factor Performance

By |2020-02-24T13:12:15-05:00February 24th, 2020|Compound Your Knowledge, Research Insights, Factor Investing, Podcasts and Video, Media|

In this week's post, we discuss two articles examining the 2019 Factor Performance in (1) the U.S. stock market and (2) the International stock market. Article Links: Factor Investing Update: An Analysis of [...]

Macroeconomic Risks in Equity Factor Investing: Part 2/2

By |2020-02-24T10:33:19-05:00February 24th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Macroeconomics Research|

Macroeconomic Risks in Equity Factor Investing Noël Amenc, Mikheil Esakia, Felix Goltz, And Ben LuytenJournal of Portfolio ManagementA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out [...]

The Massive Performance Divergence Between Large Growth and Small Value Stocks

By |2020-02-21T12:04:41-05:00February 21st, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe, Value Investing Research, Size Investing Research|

From 2017 through 2019, the Russell 1000 Growth Index returned 20.5 percent per annum, outperforming the Russell 1000 Value Index, which returned 9.7 percent, by 10.8 percentage points a year; and the Russell 2000 Growth [...]

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 [...]

Factor Investing Update: An Analysis of 2019 U.S. Factor Returns

By |2020-02-11T12:49:15-05:00February 11th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing|

In case you missed it, 2019 was a good year to be an equity investor. Examining market-cap-weighted indices, the U.S. stock market was up ~ 30%, Developed International Markets were up ~ 22%, and Emerging [...]

Macroeconomic Risks in Equity Factor Investing: Part 1

By |2020-02-10T13:18:05-05:00February 10th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Macroeconomics Research|

Macroeconomic Risks in Equity Factor Investing Noël Amenc, Mikheil Esakia, Felix Goltz, And Ben LuytenJournal of Portfolio ManagementA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out [...]

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 [...]

Enterprise Multiples and Expected Stock Returns

By |2020-03-06T10:04:29-05:00January 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 Nishikawa Journal of Portfolio Management A version of this paper can be found here [...]

The Idiosyncratic Volatility Puzzle: Then and Now

By |2020-01-06T15:03:35-05:00January 9th, 2020|Research Insights, Larry Swedroe, Low Volatility Investing|

One of the interesting puzzles in finance is that stocks with greater idiosyncratic volatility (IVOL) have produced lower returns (see an earlier post here). This is an anomaly because idiosyncratic volatility is viewed as a [...]

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

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 Garg Financial Analysts Journal A version of this paper can be found here Want to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check [...]