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Journal Article

Overinvestment of Free Cash Flow

This paper focuses on using accounting information to better explain the relationship between free cash flow and overinvestment.

Working Paper

Predicting Earnings Management

Is accounting information useful to predict when corporate managers intentionally inflate reported earnings for their firms? To answer this, we study a sample of firms that were forced to restate earnings.

Journal Article

Size Matters, If You Control Your Junk

When it comes to equity investing, size matters—and in a bigger way than once thought—but only when controlling for junk. We examine seven challenges that have been hurled at the size effect and dismantle each one by controlling for a firm's quality.

White Paper

Understanding Defensive Equity

This paper analyzes the intuition behind defensive equity. We then analyze the empirical evidence, construction and performance of defensive equity portfolios, and discuss the possible explanations for its historical outperformance.

Bibliography

Defensive Equity Bibliography

We have compiled a list of books, journal articles and working papers that were helpful in developing our research around defensive equity investing.

Data Set

Betting Against Beta: Equity Factors, Daily

This data set is an updated and extended version of the original data set for “Betting Against Beta” (Frazzini and Pedersen, 2014). We provide daily long/short BAB equity factors for U.S. equities and 23 international equity markets.

Data Set

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

We have updated data for the paper “Quality Minus Junk” (Asness, Frazzini and Pedersen, 2014). We provide 10 quality-sorted, long-only portfolios for a U.S. long sample (starting 1956) and a global broad sample (starting 1986), and update them monthly.

Data Set

Quality Minus Junk: Factors, Daily

We have updated data for the paper “Quality Minus Junk” (Asness, Frazzini and Pedersen, 2014). We provide 10 quality-sorted, long-only portfolios for a U.S. long sample (starting 1956) and a global broad sample (starting 1986), and update them monthly.

Journal Article

Investing in the Asset-Growth Anomaly Across the Globe

Several studies have show that slow-growing companies return more to stock-market investors than fast-growing companies, based on the growth in the book value of companies’ assets.

Journal Article

The Limits to Arbitrage Revisited: The Accrual and Asset-Growth Anomalies

It is puzzling that such straightforward asset pricing anomalies like the well-publicized accruals and asset-growth effects are seemingly overlooked by investors.