Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Avoid The Investment Lottery

For better and mostly for worse, some investments are quite like lottery tickets.

Index Investor Corner

10 Reasons To Go Active—Not

Larry Swedroe takes another fund firm to task for questionable claims about active management.

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Swedroe: Value-Factor For EMs

In emerging markets, the value effect exists for large-cap stocks too, Swedroe says.

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Beyond Volatility As Risk Metric

Don't look too closely at volatility as a measure of risk.

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Size, Value & Momentum

Factor-focused investing can help returns, but the devil is in the details.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Size, Value & Momentum

Factor-focused investing can help returns, but the devil is in the details.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Beware High-Volatility Stocks

High-volatility stocks have negative alpha in emerging markets too, Swedroe says.

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Inside Contango & Backwardation

Why is backwardation rearing its head these days?

With backwardation displacing contango and showing up more frequently in recent months, it’s important to remember that there are three main determinants of the return to investments in commodities futures. They are: