articles of interest

Part IV: Future Expectations

The Viability of the Value Premium 2019 – 07/03 If you’ve been following our series on value investing so far, you may be wondering what other evidence we have considered with respect to the factor’s future viability. Going Global First, it’s worth noting: While the United States is not the entire world, much of the…

Part III: The Investor’s Long Haul

The Viability of the Value Premium 2019 – 07/03 So far in our five-part series on value investing, we’ve explored the factor’s origins, and proposed that evidence-based investors would be well-advised to keep the faith on value investing (relative to their personal financial goals and risk tolerances). Still, we understand. A decade is a long…

Part II: Historical Context

The Viability of the Value Premium 2019 – 07/03 In our last message, we launched our five-part series exploring the ongoing viability of the value premium. After enduring approximately a decade of disappointing U.S. value stock returns, even disciplined investors may be wondering whether this factor will continue to deliver its expected premium in the…

Part V: What Matters in the End

The Viability of the Value Premium 2019 – 07/03 We appreciate your following our five-part series on value investing. If you’ve made it this far, your journey is nearly complete. So far, we’ve offered a number of evidence-based reasons we remain confident that the value premium is far more likely slumbering than dead. Unfortunately, nobody…

Climate Change Investing Research

A recent study investigated how mutual funds respond when investors call for climate responsibility. Larry Swedroe unpacks its results and what they mean for investors who express their social preferences through fund selection. The 2015 Paris Agreement recognized finance as an important element to successfully transition to a low carbon economy. Policymakers hoped to achieve this…

Stock Volatility and Trade Tensions

Remember, volatility is a natural feature of the market, not a flaw. Tim Maurer appears on Nightly Business Report to discuss steps investors should, and shouldn’t, consider taking in response to stock market turbulence amid trade tensions. Remember, volatility is a natural feature of the market, not a flaw. Tim Maurer appears on Nightly Business…

‘Passive’ Market Efficiency Works

Over the past few decades, there has been a substantial shift from active to passive investment strategies. Larry Swedroe unpacks new research into its potential repercussions for liquidity, volatility and market efficiency. Over the past few decades, there has been a substantial shift from active to passive investment strategies. Active strategies give managers discretion to…

Active Management’s Impact on Returns and Volatility

After unpacking new research into how expense ratios and turnover impact returns and their dispersion, Larry Swedroe explores how the study’s findings inform what we know about active mutual funds, active share, and volatility. A vast body of research provides powerful evidence of the failure of active management to generate persistent alpha (risk-adjusted outperformance). For…

Does Money Buy Happiness?

Behavioral research has found that happiness tends to increase along with income—up to a point. Larry Swedroe looks at why understanding how wealth affects happiness can play such an important role in retirement planning. There’s a cliché that money can’t buy happiness. Is that true? Thanks to research from Nobel Prize-winning economist Daniel Kahneman and…

R.I.P. Book Value?

Using book value to sort stocks into value and growth categories has come under assault. Given the questions this may raise, Jared Kizer explores whether price/book as a value measure truly is discernibly inferior to other common metrics. If you’re familiar with factor investing, you’re likely aware that value investing, particularly in the U.S. market,…

Index Investing’s Market Impact

In a look at the latest literature, Larry Swedroe unpacks new research into the impact that the rise of passive investing has had on securities lending, which plays an important role in stock market efficiency. Over the past few decades, there has been a substantial shift from active to passive investment strategies. The shift has…

The Risk Warrior

In the most recent Investment Advisor cover story, Janet Levaux sits down with Larry Swedroe to get his latest thinking on asset allocation and portfolio diversification. Janet Levaux, editor-in-chief with Investment Advisor, sits down with Larry Swedroe to get his latest thinking on asset allocation and portfolio diversification. Find it on InvestmentAdvisorDigital.com By clicking on…

Evidence-Based Investing Captures What Traditional Indexing Leaves Behind

Accepting tracking error risk and integrating evidence-based investing within your philosophy, you’re able to take advantage of what indexing brings to the table. Ryan Jennings highlights a few areas where this approach can capture what traditional indexing leaves behind. Prior to joining Buckingham Strategic Wealth, I worked with institutional clients educating them and supporting their…

Preparing Yourself for the ‘Retirement Apocalypse’ 

Is there a ‘Retirement Apocalypse’ approaching? Larry Swedroe talks with Scarlet Fu on Bloomberg TV about the four issues investors nearing retirement are facing and the argument for passive vs. active management. Is there a ‘Retirement Apocalypse’ approaching? Larry Swedroe talks with Scarlet Fu on Bloomberg TV about the four issues investors nearing retirement are…

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