Resurrecting the Value Premium

By |May 4th, 2021|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe, Academic Research Insight, Other Insights, Value Investing Research|

The dramatic underperformance of value stocks as defined by the HmL (the return on high book-to-market stocks minus the return on low book-to-market stocks) since 2017 has led many to question the existence of the [...]

How Portfolio Construction Impacts the Reliability of Outcomes

By |April 16th, 2021|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Key Research, Value Investing Research, Momentum Investing Research, Low Volatility Investing|

We are proponents of focused (i.e., 50 stock) long-only value and momentum factor strategies.Please note that in the context of long/short factor investing, which is more focused on Sharpe optimization and the use of leverage, [...]

Inflation and the Value Premium

By |April 15th, 2021|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe, Value Investing Research|

The grand experiment of combining massive fiscal and monetary stimulus at a time when the economy is already recovering strongly—the Fed’s latest forecast for 2021 GNP growth is 6.5 percent—has led many investors to begin [...]

Democratize Quant Conference Recap and Materials

By |March 25th, 2021|ESG, Research Insights, Factor Investing, Investor Education, Conferences, Value Investing Research, Momentum Investing Research|

COVID is killing conference mojo overall, but we were able to host a short and sweet "Democratize Quant" conference this morning. The speakers were terrific and I personally learned a lot from them. This post [...]

The Forecasting Power of Value, Profitability, and Investment Spreads

By |February 25th, 2021|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe, Academic Research Insight, Other Insights, Value Investing Research|

Studies such as the 2019 paper “Value Return Predictability Across Asset Classes and Commonalities in Risk Premia,” have demonstrated that while it is difficult to time investments based on their value spreadsThe difference in the [...]

Will the Real Value Factor Funds Please Stand Up?

By |February 8th, 2021|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Value Investing Research|

Characteristics of Mutual Fund Portfolios: Where Are the Value Funds? Martin Lettau, Sydney C. Ludvigson, Paulo ManoelWorking paperA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out [...]

The Quality Factor—What Exactly Is It?

By |January 28th, 2021|Quality Investing, Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe, Value Investing Research|

The existence of a quality premium in stocks that has been persistent over time, pervasive around the globe, and robust to various definitions have been well documented by studies such as “Buffett’s Alpha,” “Global Return [...]

A Review of Ben Graham’s Famous Value Investing Strategy: “Net-Nets”

By |January 26th, 2021|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Guest Posts, Academic Research Insight, Value Investing Research|

Benjamin Graham, often considered a strong candidate for "the father of quantitative value investing", developed an investment strategy that involved purchasing securities for less than their “current-asset value”, “a rough index of the liquidating value”. [...]

Value and Momentum and Investment Anomalies

By |January 7th, 2021|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe, Value Investing Research, Momentum Investing Research|

The predictive abilities of value and momentum strategies are among the strongest and most pervasive empirical findings in the asset pricing literature. (here is a deep dive) For example, the study “Value and Momentum Everywhere” [...]

Combining Value and Profitability Factors to Improve Performance

By |October 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 [...]

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

By |October 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 [...]

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

By |September 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 We Use the Shiller CAPE Ratio to Forecast Country Returns?

By |September 10th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Value Investing Research, Tactical Asset Allocation Research|

Utilizing an Amended CAPE Ratio to Derive a Country's Expected Return and Develop Portfolio Rotation Between Countries Sailesh S. RadhaJournal of Portfolio ManagementA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of [...]

Even Great Investments Experience Massive Drawdowns

By |August 20th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe, Academic Research Insight, Value Investing Research|

Editor's Note: The ability of value investors to adhere to their investment strategy has been put to the greatest test ever. From January 2017 through March 2020, in terms of total returns, the Russell 3000 [...]

Value Investing: An Examination of the 1,000 Largest Firms

By |August 18th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Value Investing Research|

Among stock investors, a common strategy/belief held is Value investing -- buying stocks that are relative cheaper on price/fundamental ratios. The idea behind why value investing works is that Value stocks are either (1) riskier [...]

Is Systematic Value Dead???

By |July 30th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe, Academic Research Insight, Value Investing Research|

Value investing is the age-old investment strategy that buys securities that appear cheap relative to some fundamental anchor. Ronen Israel, Kristoffer Laursen, Scott A. Richardson in "Is (Systematic) Value Investing Dead" There is a large [...]

What is Impact Investing?

By |July 20th, 2020|Financial Planning, ESG, Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Value Investing Research|

Impact Investing 2.0: Not Just for Do-Gooders Anymore Diana LiebermanThe Journal of Investing, Winter 2020A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research Insight category [...]

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

By |June 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 [...]

Excess Returns Podcast: Systematic Value Investing (Wes)

By |June 5th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Podcasts and Video, Media, Value Investing Research|

Recently I was invited to talk with Justin and Jack on the Excess Returns Podcast. I thank them for the opportunity and enjoyed the conversation! Below are some of the topics we discussed: Struggles in [...]

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