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When Factors Underperform (& What to Do)

As with any investing, factors go through cycles. Here, Melinda Mecca quantifies these cycles and offers tips on dealing with them.


Our research shows that equity factors have unique cycles. For example, low volatility can last 12 months whilst value can stretch to 47 months. This can be addressed by focussing on factors with cycle lengths less than your investment time horizon, or, by combining various factors, especially when it comes to high quality.

To learn more, download our latest research paper “Foundations In Factors”

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