Getting the Same Return With Less Risk – The Power of Factors

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Model Shadow Stock Portfolio: Why Quarterly Reviews Still Make Sense The Model Shadow Stock Portfolio has been reviewed quarterly to determine stock sales and additions since its inception dating back to 1993. In a world of 24/7 communications and interaction, the notion of waiting…

 

The October 2018 AAII Journal is Now Available Online

COVER ARTICLE Getting the Same Return With Less Risk: The Power of Factors By Larry Swedroe, Charles Rotblut, CFA Using factors to diversify a portfolio can pull in extreme annual returns without lowering long-term expected returns.     Editor’s Note By Charles Rotblut, CFA Two articles this month tackle the issue of how to manage…

 

Seeking More Than One Factor Can Boost Returns

One of the current trends within the investment industry is to focus on factors. Also referred to by the monikers “smart beta” and “strategic beta,” factor investing involves buying stocks with certain, quantifiable characteristics. Factors include low valuation, small size, price momentum and many others. There has also been a proliferation of factor exchange-traded funds…

 

Bond Basics for Individuals: A Guide to Buying and Selling

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Bond Basics for Individuals: A Guide to Buying and Selling While people speak of the bond market as if it were one market, in reality there is not one central place or exchange where bonds are bought and sold. This market is so vast…

 

Screening With the Big, Safe Dividend Formula

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   What’s in a Yield? Yield is a term that is used quite often in the investment universe. But it is also frequently a source of investor confusion. The problem is that “yield” has many different meanings, and thus many different implications for investors. The…

 

Which Factors Are Most Important When Selecting Individual Stocks?

Factor investing came to the forefront in 1992 with Eugene Fama and Kenneth French’s paper “The Cross-Section of Expected Stock Returns.” A factor is a characteristic or set of characteristics common to a broad set of securities that both explains performance and provides a premium or above-market return. Factors deliver above-market returns because investors demand…