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GARP Investing: Golden or Garbage?

Do Growth at a Reasonable Price (GARP) strategies offer an attractive middle ground between Value and Growth?

Aswath Damodaran on Acquisitions: Just Say No

Aswath Damodaran has a blunt message for companies considering an acquisition: "Don't do it."

Diversification: High Dispersion Beats Low Correlation

When advisers talk about diversification their go-to variable is correlation. That's a mistake.

Rush Hour and Short Cuts: How to Navigate Market Corrections

Would you rather be stuck in rush hour traffic or rebalance your portfolio?

Robert J. Shiller on Bubbles, Reflexivity, and Narrative Economics

Robert J. Shiller has shown remarkable prescience over the years. And with talk of inverted yield curves, overvalued stock markets, and imminent recession, the present struck us as an opportune time to see what was on his mind.

Analyst Forecasts: Lessons in Futility

It is common knowledge that all forecasts are wrong, but many investors still think forecasting one-year stock returns is a useful exercise, Joachim Klement, CFA, writes.

“German Angst” Shapes Investment Decisions: Study

When it comes to German investors, wealth accumulation is not so much determined by the size of the wallet as the state of mind, Thomas Mayer, CFA, PhD, explains.

Russell Napier: Equity Markets and Structural Change

“Most people tell me that long-run equity valuation data is meaningless," says Russell Napier. "I think they’re wrong.”

BlackRock’s Kate Moore: Opportunities in Equities

Kate Moore, chief equity strategist at BlackRock, thinks that the next six months should be a great opportunity for investment managers who can stay focused over the longer term.

Factor Investing in Micro and Small Caps

Does factor investing in micro- and small-cap stocks in the United States offer any additional alpha?



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