Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Contango Not Influenced By Index Assets

Oil-disproving argument that more assets mean more contango when it comes to commodity indexes.

Index Investor Corner

A Lot Of Alpha Is Really Beta

As research on factor-based investing has developed, a lot of alpha has become beta.

Index Investor Corner

Smart Beta Equals Factor Tilts

‘Alternative beta’ is nothing more than tilting for a few well-known factors.

Index Investor Corner

Hedge Funds Fall Flat—Again

Investors need to understand that hedge funds are a scam, Larry Swedroe says.

Index Investor Corner

The ‘Black Hole Of Investing’

The third and final installment of Larry Swedroe’s analysis of the small-cap premium.

Index Investor Corner

Talking About Small-Cap Premium, Part 2

Part 2 of a three-part column on the small-cap premium.

Index Investor Corner

Has The Small-Cap Premium Disappeared?

A three-part column examines the much-talked-about small-cap premium.

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Momentum Factor Unpacked

The momentum factor is real, but is it rational or irrational?