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  • Mark Hebner and IFA Contributors

    The Hunt for Profitability

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    by Murray Coleman — Updated: Tuesday, August 10, 2021

    Here's a look at the development of the profitability factor as a research tool in determining expected ...Read More

  • murray@ifa.com

    2021 Q2 Market Review

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    by Murray Coleman — Monday, July 19, 2021

    A growing economy kept boosting IFA Index Portfolio returns in the second quarter. In particular, global real estate posted strong ...Read More

  • Mark Hebner and Murray Coleman

    Selecting Investments

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    by Murray Coleman — Updated: Monday, July 12, 2021

    The science behind how we separate the wheat from the chaff, so to speak, in making our fund recommendations to ...Read More

  • Mark Hebner

    Calculations for T-Statistics

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    by Mark Hebner — Updated: Monday, June 28, 2021

    In calculating the t-stat, the first step is to determine the excess returns a manager earned above an appropriate ...Read More

  • Kenneth French

    False Negatives and False Positives

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    by Kenneth French — Thursday, June 17, 2021

    One of the things that makes the COVID-19 pandemic so challenging is false negatives. Early in the pandemic, it was clear that the consequences of infection ...Read More

  • Dimensional Fund Advisors

    The Performance of Late-Cycle Premiums

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    by Dimensional Fund Advisors — Thursday, February 25, 2021

    The media has been sharpening its focus on cycles lately, but not in anticipation of the Tour de France. Rather, the financial media’s spotlight is on ...Read More

  • jackson

    FANMAG: Because FAANGs Are So Yesterday

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    by Dimensional Fund Advisors — Thursday, February 18, 2021

    A handful of large technology stocks have garnered attention for outsize returns in recent years. Collectively referred to by the FANMAG acronym, Facebook, ...Read More

  • jackson

    Gauging Market Expectations?

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    by Dimensional Fund Advisors — Thursday, February 4, 2021

    A recent flurry of return spikes for a handful of US stocks has captivated investors and noninvestors alike. Wall Street news trending on social media even ...Read More

  • murray@ifa.com

    2020 Q4 Market Review

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    by Murray Coleman — Monday, January 18, 2021

    Patient investors who kept their tilts to small-cap and value stocks were rewarded in the year's final ...Read More