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Perspective

A Comment on Cochrane's Recent Blog Post

Even the guys we admire pick on momentum! Here are some of Cliff's quick thoughts to John Cochrane's post on the topic, included in the comments section of his blog.

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

Journal Article

Factor Momentum Everywhere

Can individual factors be reliably timed based on their recent performance? This study of 65 widely-studied, characteristic-based equity factors aims to find out.

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

Fact, Fiction and Momentum Investing

Momentum is the phenomenon that securities that have performed well relative to peers (winners) on average continue to outperform, and securities that have performed relatively poorly (losers) tend to continue to underperform.

Perspective

Fama on Momentum

Statements that cast doubt on the implementability of momentum investing are just not close to being true. Looking at the numbers, we seek to disprove a whole gaggle of the misperceptions here.

Perspective

You Can Have Your Momentum Factor and Eat it Too

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.

Working Paper

The Power of Past Stock Returns to Explain Future Stock Returns

We find that a properly specified one-year momentum strategy has explanatory power for stock returns when used alone, when tested against size and book-to-market, and when subjected to exhaustive robustness checks.

Bibliography

Momentum Bibliography

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

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.