Smart(er) Investing – The Easy Way

By |2020-05-29T10:16:45-04:00May 29th, 2020|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Podcasts and Video, Women in Finance Know Stuff, Academic Research Insight|

Most of the time we make you "earn your education" by reading our posts to build up your knowledge of the latest and greatest academic research concepts. That said, we understand there are different ways [...]

Book Review: Smart(er) Investing by Elisabetta and Tommi

By |2020-02-04T10:20:41-05:00February 4th, 2020|Research Insights, Women in Finance Know Stuff, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Book Reviews, Other Insights|

It's not often I get the opportunity to write a book review for our fellow teammates and the best authors on our website -- Elisabetta Basilico and Tommi Johnsen! If you haven't read Elisabetta and [...]

#Women in Finance Know Stuff: A Conversation with Perth Tolle

By |2019-05-24T08:39:46-04:00May 24th, 2019|Women in Finance Know Stuff, Basilico and Johnsen, Interviews|

Today, we are interviewing Perth Tolle, Founder and CEO of Life and Liberty Indexes, a provider of the world's first freedom-weighted Indices. I met Perth during the first Alpha Architect Democratize Quant conference in Spring [...]

Women In ETFs Fireside Chat: Event Video Footage

By |2019-03-25T10:30:49-04:00March 25th, 2019|Compound Your Knowledge, Podcasts and Video, Women in Finance Know Stuff, Media, Interviews|

We were honored when Lauren Davis asked if we would host the Women in ETFs event at AA Global Headquarters (i.e. my house). The event was jam packed and we had 60+ people in attendance. [...]

#Women in Finance Know Stuff: A Conversation with Paola Cerchiello

By |2019-01-04T12:50:59-05:00January 4th, 2019|Women in Finance Know Stuff, Basilico and Johnsen, Interviews|

Today, we are interviewing someone from my  country and a pioneer of data science education in Italy: Paola Cerchiello, Senior Assistant Professor of Data Science at University of Pavia. The University of Pavia is one of [...]

A Q&A Discussion with Vanguard Researchers on the “Fair Value CAPE Ratio”

By |2018-07-31T13:13:38-04:00August 3rd, 2018|Research Insights, Interviews, Tactical Asset Allocation Research|

As everyone who's been invested for the last ten years knows, post-financial crisis stock returns have been incredible. The chart below highlights the total returns for the S&P 500 Index, the MSCI EAFE Index, the [...]

#Women in Finance Know Stuff: A Conversation with Nicole Boyson

By |2018-05-08T09:33:05-04:00May 8th, 2018|Women in Finance Know Stuff, Basilico and Johnsen, Interviews|

Today, we are interviewing Dr. Nicole Boyson, Professor of Finance at Northeastern University. (Here is a link to her SSRN page) I had the pleasure to personally meet Nicole at the 2018 “Democratize Quant” conference [...]

#Women in Finance Know Stuff: A Conversation with Renee Yao

By |2018-03-25T18:08:13-04:00March 29th, 2018|Women in Finance Know Stuff, Basilico and Johnsen, Interviews|

Today, we are interviewing Renee Yao, Founder and CEO of Neo Ivy Capital. We started our conversation by comparing notes on the very limited number of women we encountered at the Neural Information Processing Systems [...]

#Women in Finance Know Stuff: A Conversation with Linda Zhang, PhD

By |2020-01-27T11:36:05-05:00February 28th, 2018|Women in Finance Know Stuff, Basilico and Johnsen, Interviews|

This is the first of a new series of interviews with inspiring women in finance, a new initiative we (Elisabetta Basilico and Tommi Johnsen) launched in January 2018 in collaboration with Alpha Architect. But why [...]

The History of ETFs: Perspectives from ETF Legends, Reggie Browne and Arlene Rockefeller

By |2018-01-11T11:30:02-05:00January 11th, 2018|Interviews, ETF Investing|

ETFs have grown fast, yet there are still some opponents of the structure. However, the general story by ETF opponents has changed over the past 5 to 7 years. Opponents of ETF growth have gone [...]

Want to Learn More About Factor Investing? Read This.

By |2019-04-02T07:49:52-04:00October 26th, 2017|Research Insights, Factor Investing, Interviews, Value Investing Research, Momentum Investing Research|

Replicating Anomalies is arguably a "must read" for anyone who thinks about factor investing and is looking to improve their understanding of the space. Lu Zhang, and his colleagues, Kewei Hou and Chen Xue, spent [...]

Tactical Asset Allocation Insights via the Geeks from Thinknewfound

By |2017-08-18T16:56:23-04:00February 16th, 2017|Trend Following, Interviews, Tactical Asset Allocation Research|

How do we identify who is a flash in the pan blogger versus the next Michael Kitces, Josh Brown, or Ben Carlson? We've tried to do our part and help to promote and share research from up and coming "undiscovered" bloggers/writers out there. In our early days, we were helped by long-time bloggers such as Meb Faber and Tadas Viskanta, so we try and return the favor. Recent examples of up and coming guest writers we've highlighted include Dan Sotiroff (now heading to Morningstar!), Aaron Brask, Andrew Miller, Elisabetta Basilico, and Dan Grioli -- all of whom have written interesting and insightful pieces!

An Interview with a Leading Academic Expert on ETFs

By |2017-08-18T17:10:36-04:00December 13th, 2016|Research Insights, Interviews|

We spend a lot of our time thinking and learning about ETFs, since they are a critical new investor weapon in the war for after-tax investment returns. And we are always trying to understand better [...]

Insights from Army Ranger, Harvard MBA, and All-Around Business Success–Doug McCormick

By |2017-08-18T17:03:00-04:00July 5th, 2016|Interviews|

At first glance, it's not obvious why business principles would be helpful in informing a long-term wealth management strategy. Yet, the world of business provides useful concepts and a broad financial perspective, which are valuable to [...]

Digging Deeper into Adaptive Asset Allocation

By |2017-08-18T17:06:51-04:00June 20th, 2016|Interviews, Book Reviews, Tactical Asset Allocation Research|

In some ways, investing is simple. After all, we all want the same things. High returns. Low volatility. Small max drawdowns. Unfortunately, it's very difficult--if not impossible--to have your cake and eat it too. There [...]

Fascinating insights from ETF industry veteran Eric Balchunas

By |2017-08-18T17:05:08-04:00June 15th, 2016|Interviews, Book Reviews|

In the world of ETFs, while there are many people who claim a deep understanding of ETFs, there are few who actually possess it. Eric Balchunas is an exception. Source: Eric has a [...]

The Secrets of Social Influence: An Interview With Digg and Wharton Professor Jonah Berger

By |2017-08-18T16:55:12-04:00December 8th, 2015|Interviews, Behavioral Finance|

A critical element of being a good investor is understanding human behavior. In this piece we take our focus away from quantitative finance and focus on understanding the secrets of social influence. And while this piece may not [...]

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