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Investment Landscape: US Small Caps

February 8, 2022

US Small Cap indices currently allocate to overvalued, dilutive firms at elevated levels last observed in the tech bubble. This poor allocation of capital corresponds to a noticeable decline in market efficiency between prices and […more]

Valuation Beta – 2021 Asset Pricing Study Update

October 25, 2021

Excess Intrinsic Value Motivation Applied Finance’s Valuation Beta Research Paper studies the unique characteristics of the Intrinsic Value Factor™ in asset pricing. We believe this research is an important contribution to asset pricing literature, not only […more]

Tactical Valuation Update – July 2021

July 20, 2021

The notable tactical valuation themes we observe in the current marketplace indicate that large cap stocks are slightly more attractive than their small cap peers. We also observe that investors can improve a portfolio’s intrinsic value characteristics by allocating towards highly profitable, growing stocks away from low profit, dilutive peers. […more]

FAAMG Stocks: Valuation & Concentration

July 14, 2021

US market returns in Q2 were once again dominated by the top 5 market cap stocks following blockbuster earnings reports in April. In 2020, AAPL, MSFT, AMZN, GOOGL and FB (FAAMG) combined to represent nearly […more]

Intrinsic Value in Passive Indexing

June 15, 2021

While Applied Finance has long advocated for investors to consider the strategic advantages from incorporating a valuation-based discipline in portfolio construction and stock selection, this study provides compelling evidence that even passive allocations benefit when index weights are formed on intrinsic value characteristics instead of using market cap as a proxy. […more]

Tactical Valuation Update – May 2021

May 11, 2021

Applied Finance will continue to monitor and report aggregate market valuation characteristics to help our research partners allocate capital in the current US equity landscape.  This update reflects aggregate valuation characteristics based on 4/30/21 closing […more]

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