March 1, 2018
We model when a hockey coach should pull the goalie when trailing and then discuss how our results relate to key lessons for portfolio and risk management, and business in general.
Market Risk and Efficiency
February 15, 2018
Just how volatile was the recent market ride? Cliff Asness puts the volatility into perspective in terms of both its absolute and surprise levels.
February 8, 2018
Commentators are still blaming the wrong strategies for the recent market rout.
February 7, 2018
Cliff Asness explains why risk parity and trend-following strategies are not to blame for the recent market volatility.
December 8, 2017
Active fixed income managers have had a really good run in recent decades, but is this success due to skill? We found that there is less alpha than people think due to long-term overweight to credit. But there is hope, and we explain why.
December 7, 2017
A seemingly large amount of stock buybacks in recent years has prompted many to claim that buybacks have come at the expense of new investment. Our latest paper shows why neither the theory nor the evidence supports this view.
December 5, 2017
Many investors are quick to dismiss momentum as too costly to implement because of its high turnover. After studying 7 years’ worth of live, real-world data across markets, we debunk that myth.
December 4, 2017
We studied all the interesting things that happen when some stocks, or other assets, get deeply cheap while others get deeply expensive, and learn more about value investing and how timing works when increasing breadth of comparisons.
October 26, 2017
This entry is a book recommendation. The book is The Fama Portfolio and it should be on the shelf (after being read!) of any serious student of finance.
September 15, 2017
Cliff discusses the fees of factor investing, as well as many of the smaller decisions that each can matter some, and collectively can matter a lot