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Smart Beta: How to Avoid Fixed Income’s “Crocodile Jaws”

Can smart beta help bond investors escape fixed income's "crocodile jaws"? Salvatore J. Bruno and Kelly Ye, CFA, weigh in in an interview with Paul Kovarsky, CFA.

The Dark Side of Low-Volatility Stocks

Low volatility may be a great marketing concept, but does it work as a strategy?

Andrew W. Lo: To Survive Adaptive Markets, Look to Biology

Andrew W. Lo explained how insights from biology can address the shortcomings of the efficient market hypothesis (EMH).

Mr. Market’s Split Personality: Can Sector-Driven Factors Help?

Can Joel Greenblatt’s well-known Magic Formula help address Mr. Market's split personality?

Factor Investing in Micro and Small Caps

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

Top Five Articles from September: ESG, Mutual Fund Momentum, the US Economy

The ascent of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors, plus Nicolas Rabener on mutual fund momentum chasing and liquid alternatives are among the leading posts from September.

Accelerated Share Repurchases (ASRs): Managing EPS?

Accelerated share repurchases (ASRs) account for a growing proportion of share buybacks. So what are they and how are they used? Ahmet C. Kurt, PhD, explains.

Franchise Quality Score: A Metric for Intangibles

Ever-increasing investments in intangible assets by firms are rendering old stock valuation models obsolete and demonstrate the need for new valuation frameworks. That's where the Franchise Quality Score comes in.

Top Five Articles from July: Private Equity, ESG, High Yield Today

Why do professional investors talk about behavioral finance more than they apply its insights? How do single stocks influence factor returns? The leading Enterprising Investor posts from last month address these questions and more.

The Myth of Volatility Drag (Part 2)

Should we banish "volatility drag" from our vocabularies?



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