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Bonds Today

With yields so low, can bonds still help investors achieve return objectives and diversify multi-asset class portfolios? To address these questions and more, we have written a series of papers in which we explore the role of bonds in these unprecedented times.

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Value Investing

Value investing – buying securities that appear cheap relative to fundamentals – has a long history in financial markets. Explore our library of research on this famed topic.

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Portfolio Construction

Diversification. Craftsmanship. What goes into building an effective portfolio? We’ve rounded up our best thinking on the topic.

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CHIEF INVESTMENT QUARTERLY
Chief Investment Quarterly

The CIQ newsletter focuses on a wide array of themes such as retirement policy, macroeconomic insights, and investment ideas for this community.

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Cliff's Perspectives

Factor/Style Investing  

The Replication Crisis That Wasn’t

Factor investing has long faced criticisms of data mining, and more recently faced another criticism – some backtests might never have been right to begin with. A growing body of mostly well-done papers examine these issues, generally concluding that factors have been disappointing since their “discovery.” We’ve long addressed these concerns through robust out-of-sample evidence and a compelling theory for why a factor should work. What we’ve lacked, until now, is a formal test. My colleagues’ new paper tests brilliantly, what we have argued, largely anecdotally, for years. Their results are rather startlingly (even to me) positive for the field in general.

Cliff Asness, AQR

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Value  

The Long Run Is Lying to You

Tax Aware  

Now There's Nothing Certain But Death

Value  

A Gut Punch

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data Sets

Simulated returns from published articles (or working papers) by researchers associated with AQR, and returns from the AQR Momentum Indexes.

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Learning Center

ESG 

ESG has become an increasingly important aspect of investing. We explain what ESG investing is, how we pursue it, and the potential benefits of ESG investing for our clients. 

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Tax-Aware Investing

A tax-aware investment approach can help taxable investors achieve their financial goals. Here we explain what tax-aware investing strategies are and how they may fit into an investor’s portfolio.

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Systematic Fixed Income Investing

Investors can use a repeatable approach to invest not just in equities, but in bonds, too. Here, we explore the ins and outs of this kind of investing and provide rationale for its efficacy.

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Factor/Style Investing

Quality Minus Junk: Six Portfolios Formed on Size and Quality, Monthly

Factor/Style Investing

Quality Minus Junk: Factors, Monthly

Factor/Style Investing

Betting Against Beta: Equity Factors Data, Monthly

Factor/Style Investing

The Devil in HML's Details: Factors, Monthly

Factor/Style Investing

Value and Momentum Everywhere: Portfolios, Monthly

Factor/Style Investing

Quality Minus Junk: 10 Quality-Sorted Portfolios, Monthly

Factor/Style Investing

Quality Minus Junk: Factors, Daily

Factor/Style Investing

Betting Against Beta: Equity Factors, Daily

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