Still Crazy After All This YTD1, 1 Close A hat tip to Paul Simon:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVK3tTBJze4 2 2 Close This adds another three months of data to our February blog, which itself was an update to our December blog. Over these additional three months, value’s returns, as we measure them, have continued apace. Since February, the value spread has fallen slightly, though it remains near its tech bubble peak, at around the 95th percentile. Reminder — a massive valuation dislocation says very little about the timing of when it falls back to earth. But it’s nice to see it start and still leave the spread incredibly high.
May 9, 2022
Topics - Factor/Style Investing Value
Global Value Spreads
Hypothetical Industry-and-Dollar-Neutral All-Country Value Portfolio 3 3 Close Spreads are constructed using a hypothetical value composite that includes five value measures: book-to-price, earnings-to-price, forecast earnings-to-price, sales-to-enterprise value, and cash flow-to-enterprise value. Spreads are measured based on ratios and are adjusted to be dollar-neutral, but not necessarily beta-neutral through time. To construct industry-neutrality, the value spreads are constructed by comparing the value measures within each industry. The all-country universe is based on roughly 90% developed / 10% emerging weights, derived based on proprietary ex-ante risk targets as of 4/30/2022. The developed data starts January 1990, while the emerging universe is included starting December 1994. The risk models used are the Barra Developed Equity Risk Model and Barra Emerging Equity Risk Model. Hypothetical data has inherent limitations, some of which are listed in the Disclosures. For illustrative purposes only and not representative of an actual portfolio AQR currently manages. Please read the Disclosures for important information. , 4 4 Close Over the last few years, we’ve calculated the value spread various ways in these blogs. Sometimes just in the USA. Sometimes using only one measure like P/B when we want to go really far back in time. Other variants may differ somewhat. , 5 5 Close Despite the extraordinary performance of the value style in 2022 thus far (on the back of an already good 2021), the value spread has remained wide. Some explanations for this may include turnover (rotating from old value stocks to new value stocks, with the same on the growth side) and improving relative fundamentals between value and growth stocks.
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