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Weekly Summary of Research Findings: 12/10/18 – 12/14/18

Below is a weekly summary of our research findings for 12/10/18 through 12/14/18. These summaries give you a quick snapshot of our content the past week so that you can quickly decide what’s relevant to your investing needs.

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Weekly Summary of Research Findings: 12/3/18 – 12/7/18

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Weekly Summary of Research Findings: 11/26/18 – 11/30/18

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Weekly Summary of Research Findings: 11/19/18 – 11/23/18

Below is a weekly summary of our research findings for 11/19/18 through 11/23/18. These summaries give you a quick snapshot of our content the past week so that you can quickly decide what’s relevant to your investing needs.

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Weekly Summary of Research Findings: 11/12/18 – 11/16/18

Below is a weekly summary of our research findings for 11/12/18 through 11/16/18. These summaries give you a quick snapshot of our content the past week so that you can quickly decide what’s relevant to your investing needs.

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Weekly Summary of Research Findings: 11/5/18 – 11/9/18

Below is a weekly summary of our research findings for 11/5/18 through 11/9/18. These summaries give you a quick snapshot of our content the past week so that you can quickly decide what’s relevant to your investing needs.

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Weekly Summary of Research Findings: 10/29/18 – 11/2/18

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Weekly Summary of Research Findings: 10/22/18 – 10/26/18

Below is a weekly summary of our research findings for 10/22/18 through 10/26/18. These summaries give you a quick snapshot of our content the past week so that you can quickly decide what’s relevant to your investing needs.

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Timing Stock Factor/Smart Beta Strategies

Is stock factor timing attractive? In their September 2016 paper entitled “Timing ‘Smart Beta’ Strategies? Of Course! Buy Low, Sell High!”, Robert Arnott, Noah Beck and Vitali Kalesnik investigate whether timing of stock factor (long-short) and smart beta (long-only) strategies is attractive. They consider eight widely used factors and eight smart beta strategies. Each factor portfolio is long (short) the 30% of large-capitalization stocks with the highest (lowest) expected returns for that factor. They test both past returns and relative valuation (average valuation of factor long side divided by average valuation of factor short side) as timing signals. Their stock valuation metric is an aggregate of price-to-five-year-earnings, price-to-five-year-sales, price-to-five-year-dividends and price-to-book ratio, each measured relative to that of the capitalization-weighted universe of stocks. They standardize relative valuations across factors by dividing the difference between a current relative valuation and its past average relative valuation by the standard deviation of its past relative valuations. For factor timing portfolios, their benchmark is the equally weighted average of factor portfolio returns. For smart beta strategies, their benchmark is the capitalization weighted stock universe. They ignore frictions and shorting costs involved in portfolio maintenance. Using inputs as specified in factor and smart beta definitions during January 1977 through August 2016, they find that: Keep Reading

2016 Wagner Award Call for Papers

The submission deadlines for the 2016 Wagner Award, presented by the National Association for Active Investment Management (NAAIM) are December 15, 2015 for an Intent to Submit and February 29, 2016 for a final paper. Per the “Call for Papers”:

“The competition is open to all investment practitioners, academic faculty and doctoral candidates in the field. …Papers must be of practical significance to practitioners of active investing. The prize will be awarded to a paper resulting from research into active investment management, which NAAIM broadly defines as investment strategies and techniques that improve upon the risk-adjusted return obtainable from a passive, buy-and-hold, investment strategy. …All submitted papers should be recent, unpublished and of a quality appropriate for publication in a peer-reviewed academic journal. …Three prizes will be awarded. The best paper will receive the NAAIM Wagner Award valued at $10,000; second place will receive $2,000 and third will receive $1,000. …the grand prizewinner will be invited to present his / her paper at the NAAIM annual conference: “Uncommon Knowledge 2016,” May 1-4 at the Westin Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Free conference attendance, U.S. air travel and lodging will be provided.”

See “Lumber-Gold Interaction as Stocks and Bonds Indicator” for a summary of the 2015 Wagner Award first place paper.

See “Generating Parameter Sensitivity Distributions to Mitigate Snooping Bias”, “Exploitation of Stock Deviations from Statistical Equilibrium” and “Relative Strength of 10-year and 30-year Treasuries as Regime Indicator” for summaries of the 2014 Wagner Award first, second and third place papers, respectively.

See “Equity Sector Selection Based on Credit Risk”, “Volatility Trading Strategies” and “Taking the Noise Out of Technical Trading” for summaries of the 2013 Wagner Award first, second and third place papers, respectively.

See “Melding Momentum, Diversification and Absolute Return”“Mutual Fund Alpha Momentum” and “Active Asset Allocation via Drawdown Control” for summaries of the 2012 Wagner Award first, second and third place papers, respectively.

See “Capital Management with Clustered Signals”“Which Kind of (ETF) Momentum Is Best?” and “Enhancing/Streamlining Asset Rotation” for summaries of the 2011 Wagner Award first, second and third place papers, respectively.

See “Exploiting the Predictability of Volatility” and “Selling Calls or Puts According to Trend” for summaries of the 2010 Wagner Award first and second place papers, respectively.

The editor of CXOadvisory.com will be a judge for the 2016 Wagner Award. CXOadvisory.com has no other affiliation with NAAIM.

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