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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 [...]

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 [...]

Dividends are Different

By |2019-11-26T12:40:36-05:00November 20th, 2019|Dividends and Buybacks, Research Insights, Guest Posts, Academic Research Insight, Value Investing Research|

There has been abundant discussion regarding the utility of dividends.Here are a few examples: dividends, dividends, and more dividends...and Jon See'ds piece on buybacks, if you'd like to go down that rabbit hole. Many [...]

Superstar Investors

By |2019-10-22T09:34:11-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Research Insights, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Value Investing Research|

Superstar Investors Brooks, Tsuji and VillalonJournal 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 are the Research Questions? Many [...]

An Analysis of “Graham’s Net-Nets: Outdated or Outstanding?”

By |2019-10-01T10:50:12-04:00October 8th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Value Investing Research|

James MontierA full version of this paper can be found in this bookWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research Insight category Introduction In an earlier post we analyzed the prominent [...]

The Failure of Value Investing explained

By |2019-09-16T11:35:38-04:00September 16th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Value Investing Research|

Explaining the Demise of Value Investing Baruch Lev and Anup Srivastava A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research Insight category What [...]

Value: Don’t Call it a Comeback, it’s Been Here for Years

By |2019-09-12T10:21:40-04:00September 12th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Value Investing Research|

Value and Momentum each had back to back extreme returns (five sigma) days on Monday, September 9th and Tuesday, September 10th.  The Dow Jones Thematic Market Neutral Value Index (“Value”) started the week up 3.45%, [...]

An Analysis of “Benjamin Graham’s Net Current Asset Values: A Performance Update”

By |2019-09-06T08:51:11-04:00September 5th, 2019|Research Insights, Academic Research Insight, Value Investing Research|

Henry R. Oppenheimer A version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research Insight category Summary The study examined the performance of securities that were trading [...]

Can Low Vol Strategies Be Improved

By |2019-07-29T10:42:55-04:00July 30th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Value Investing Research, Low Volatility Investing|

My Advisor Perspective article of June 17, 2019 discussed the regime shifting nature of the low volatility anomaly—low volatility stocks have outperformed high volatility stocks, providing both higher returns while experiencing lower volatility. For example, [...]

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 [...]

Value Investing & Concentration

By |2019-07-18T16:51:24-04:00July 18th, 2019|Research Insights, Value Investing Research|

As many investors have experienced, Value investing has underperformed for some time now. For the period following the Global Financial Crisis, Value investing (in general) has underperformed (1) the market and (2) Growth stocks. So [...]

Compound Your Knowledge Ep. 16: Trend-Following, Large-Cap Value, Active Mgmt

By |2019-07-01T10:51:35-04:00July 1st, 2019|Compound Your Knowledge, Research Insights, Podcasts and Video, Trend Following, Media, Value Investing Research|

In this week's post, we discuss three papers. The first post, written by Wes, covers a deep-dive into trend-following on equities. The second post, written by Andrew Miller, examines Large-Cap Value portfolios. The last post, [...]

Large-Cap Price-to-Book Investing: What is Dead May Never Die

By |2019-06-19T12:43:04-04:00June 25th, 2019|Guest Posts, Value Investing Research, Size Investing Research|

In the great book and series Game of Thrones, the inhabitants of the Iron Islands have a saying "What is Dead May Never Die" which is to be replied with "But rises again harder and [...]

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 WangWorking paperA version of this paper can be found here What are the research questions? Do the [...]

Value Factor Valuations Over Time: US and Developed

By |2019-06-18T10:25:08-04:00June 11th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Value Investing Research|

We built a simple tool recently to review so-called value spreads over time. something we've discussed in the past many times. Example here. This tool maps out the median valuations for the top decile [...]

The Cross-Section of Emerging Market Stock Returns

By |2019-06-10T11:41:48-04:00June 11th, 2019|Research Insights, Value Investing Research, Momentum Investing Research|

Matthias x. Hanauer, Jochim G. LauterbachA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic finance papers? Check out our Academic Research Insight category. What are the Research Questions? As a non-academic finance [...]

The Re-Death of Value, or Déjà Vu All Over?

By |2019-06-12T17:10:17-04:00June 4th, 2019|Research Insights, Guest Posts, Value Investing Research|

The underperformance of value stocks over the past 10 years has received much attention from the financial media and led at least some investors to conclude that value investing is dead. From 2009 through March [...]

Buying Stocks Trading Above 10x Sales–A Good Idea?

By |2019-05-09T08:42:20-04:00May 9th, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Value Investing Research|

Early last week, Meb Faber included me on a conversation on buying stocks trading at 10x their company's revenue (sales). Is this a good idea and how did it do in the past? Given that [...]

Deep Dive into the Value Factor

By |2019-04-30T09:25:03-04:00May 2nd, 2019|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Larry Swedroe, Value Investing Research|

The financial equivalent of the famous Miller Lite, “tastes great, less filling” debate is the debate between traditional financial economics which uses risk theories to explain asset pricing and the newer behavioral finance field that [...]