Why momentum works

Summary: There's no free lunch. It is difficult to attract and retain investors to strategies that are uncorrelated with popular benchmarks. This "business risk" helps sustain the momentum premium, which is huge on a risk-adjusted basis. Furthermore, asset class level…

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How to win at stocks

Everyone loves stocks. Maybe because they were the first easily investable security. Maybe because betting on businesses satisfies our gambling instinct - everyone fancies himself a handicapper when it comes to things we can read about in the paper. You…

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You are the benchmark

Mutual funds and ETFs have made accessible and inexpensive various robust strategies with excellent risk-adjusted returns. An individual investor can pick a handful of value and momentum funds that together will all but ensure long-term performance rivaling that of the…

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