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Serenity Now

What can you do when you are going through a very tough time? You continue to invest in the business including building the highest quality teams in the industry.

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Introducing the AQR Data Library

For years, we've admired and been thankful for those who have publically shared their databases. We are now doing the same to allow others to expand on our research. If flaws are found, it’s for the betterment of us all.

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Quant Cassandra

If all of us, as investors, can persevere, we believe the long-term benefits are great. But even knowing all this in advance doesn’t make it easy. Hopefully, this reminder of what we all knew sixteen long months ago is helpful.

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I Can't Define Short-Term Silliness but, Like Justice Stewart, I Know It When I See It

We think the media and investors remain too focused on short-term performance. We remind everyone that investment decisions should based on long-term assessments.

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Factor Investing Explicitly Tries to Look Lousy on Active Share

There has been much ink, and maybe even some blood, spilled debating the merits of “Active Share” for judging an investment fund. Cliff reviews the frequent misueses of active share, especially related to applying it factor investing

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Active Share: Different Does Not Equal Better

A buzzword in the investment community these days is active share, a specific way to measure how different a portfolio is from its benchmark. But does it predict higher excess returns? Our AQR white paper, “Deactivating Active Share,” takes a look.

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Once More, Without Feeling

Cliff discusses why many of the breathless articles and TV headlines we’ve seen lately about the overall U.S. stock market are just not that interesting.

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The Hedgie in Winter

Cliff explains once again why hedge fund returns shouldn’t be compared to 100% long equities, how to do a more proper comparison, and then shares results.

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Still (Not) Crazy After All These Years¹

With the FANGs in the news again, for good and bad, we thought it would be a good time to update our analysis. Again, we find less going on than first meets the eye.

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Bonds Are Frickin' Expensive

When something as important as the U.S. bond yield hits historical extremes, it’s worth at least a discussion. Cliff examines the long-term relationships between real bond yields, real T-bill yields, the slope of the yield curve, and economic conditions.