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  • Brad Steiman

    Paradox of Skill

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    by Brad Steiman — Updated: Tuesday, July 9, 2019

    Manager selection is a process that requires analyzing noisy performance data, so it should lean heavily on the notion of statistical ...Read More

  • Mark Hebner

    Calculations for t-Statistics

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    by Mark Hebner — Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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

  • Dimensional Fund Advisors

    Recent Market Volatility

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    by Dimensional Fund Advisors — Updated: Monday, December 24, 2018

    What should you make of recent ups and downs in the stock market? Here's helpful context on volatility and expected ...Read More

  • Brad Steiman

    What's the Significance?

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    by Brad Steiman — Updated: Thursday, May 3, 2018

    Caution: Technical Discussion to Follow—READ AT YOUR OWN RISK. As the old saying goes, there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. ...Read More

  • Jim Parker, Dimensional Fund Advisors

    Catchphrase Investing

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    by Jim Parker, Dimensional Fund Advisors — Tuesday, December 26, 2017

    The financial media is drawn to catchphrases, acronyms, and buzzwords that can be sold as the new thing. FAANG (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google) ...Read More