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Factors Are For Holding

We have met the enemy, and he is us. Larry Swedroe unpacks new research that suggests individuals do invest in successful factor-based strategies, but destroy returns through their poor trading behavior. Read more

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What’s in a Fund Name?

After reviewing a study on the composition of mutual fund portfolios, Larry Swedroe concludes investors cannot rely on an active fund’s name, or even its stated objective, when seeking exposure to factor characteristics. Read more

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Post-WWII U.S. Stock Returns and the Triumph of Optimism

Larry Swedroe unpacks a new study suggesting that U.S. stock returns are now less about economic growth and more about shareholders. Read more

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Climate Change Investing Research

Larry Swedroe unpacks a recent study investigating how mutual funds respond when investors call for climate responsibility and what it could mean for investors who express their social preferences through fund selection. Read more

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Active Management’s Impact on Returns and Volatility

After unpacking new research into how expense ratios and turnover impact returns and their dispersion, Larry Swedroe explores how the study’s findings inform what we know about active mutual funds, active share, and volatility. Read more

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