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Journal Article

Momentum Crashes

A momentum strategy is a bet that past returns will predict future returns in the cross-section of assets, and is typically implemented by buying past winners and selling past losers.

Journal Article

Value and Momentum Everywhere

We find consistent value and momentum return premia across eight diverse markets and asset classes, and a strong common factor structure among their returns.

Working Paper

Follow the Leader: Peer Effects in Mutual Fund Portfolio Decisions

This paper demonstrates that mutual funds “follow the leaders"—Trades of well-performing funds are statistically and economically important determinants of subsequent portfolio decisions of the remaining managers.

Journal Article

Pronounced Momentum Patterns Ahead of Major Events

Many financial asset measures exhibit a weak continuation tendency.

White Paper

A New Core Equity Paradigm

Combining successful investing styles to magnify their effects represents a new paradigm in active equity-portfolio management. Core Equities integrates value, momentum and profitability styles to offer a more persistent, systematic approach.

White Paper

The Case for Momentum Investing

Although a powerful investment style, momentum was largely unavailable to many investors. The introduction of the AQR Momentum Indices has been a pivotal development in momentum’s acceptance as an investment strategy.

White Paper

Explanations for the Momentum Premium

The momentum premium is well-established in the historical data, but there is little consensus for why it exists. We examine two popular theories, risk and behavioral, for momentum and find both are plausible explanations for the premium to persist

Podcast

Gaining Momentum

AQR co-founder and Managing Principal Cliff Asness and Alpha Architect CEO Wes Gray discuss momentum—what it is and why it works.

Data Set

AQR Momentum Indices, Monthly

We have developed methodologies for U.S. and international markets that capture momentum in an intuitive and transparent way. The methodology can be applied to any universe of stocks. We have included monthly data for our three momentum indices here.

Data Set

Value and Momentum Everywhere: Factors, Monthly

We have updated and extended the data set for the paper, “Value and Momentum Everywhere.” Our research shows consistent value and momentum return premia in eight diverse markets and asset classes, and a common factor structure among their returns.