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…

 

The July 2018 AAII Journal is Now Available Online

  Feature Article: Portfolio Strategies » For Bucket Portfolios, the Devil Is in the Details by Christine Benz Guidance on implementing a bucket strategy in a real world portfolio, including portfolios with more than one type of account.     Portfolio Strategies » Diversifying Through Reinsurance and Marketplace Lending Interval Funds by Larry Swedroe Alternative…

 

Tips for Using Academic Research About Investing

There is a constant stream of new academic research about investing. Some of the papers attempt to explain the key drivers of returns. Some are more focused on investor behavior. Many papers are focused on realizing higher returns (“delivering alpha”). For an investor seeking new ideas, these papers can range along a spectrum from being…

 

Lifestyle Changes: Misconceptions About Life in Retirement

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Managing Cash Flow in Retirement Intelligently planning for cash flow in retirement is critical, as poor planning may result in running out of money long before running out of life. The three elements that most significantly affect planning are the need for real, not…

 

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…

 

Steps to Take When Your Stock’s Price Falls

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Stocks With Attractive Accrual Ratios While most investors focus on earnings to measure profitability and company success, it can be insightful to see whether cash flow generation corresponds with earnings. Earnings are calculated under the principles of accrual accounting, while cash flow measures the…