OSAM: Microcaps A Better Opportunity Than PE

Over the past decade or so, investors — particularly institutional investors — have focused more and more on private equity as a way to get exposure to small, potentially high-growth companies. But in a recent research paper, O’Shaughnessy Asset Management’s Chris Meredith and Patrick O’Shaughnessy explain why microcap equities in many cases are a more attractive alternative to private equity.

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Take It From The Gurus: Boring Is Beautiful

In a recent article for Canada’s Globe and Mail, Validea CEO John Reese says that when it comes to investing, boring is beautiful.

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O’Shaughnessy on Investor Psychology, Bond Market Trouble, and Why Value Wins

In a wide-ranging interview with Barry Ritholtz on Bloomberg View, quantitative investing guru James O’Shaughnessy recently talked about why human beings are such inferior prognosticators compared to computer models, what that means for investors, why stocks may well be safer than bonds over the long run, and why holding period duration is so critical.

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O’Shaughnessy: Keep It Simple With Shareholder Yield

You don’t need complicated strategies to beat the market. That’s what James O’Shaughnessy says in a recent column discussing shareholder yield (dividend yield plus buyback yield).
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O’Shaughnessy: Data Says Stay Away From Glamour

Investors are continually attracted tho “glamour stocks” — those popular, flashy picks that are always being talked about. But quantitative investing guru James O’Shaughnessy says history shows those exciting stocks usually lead to big trouble.

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Which Value Metric Is Best?

Which valuation metric is best? In his latest for Canada’s Globe and Mail, Validea CEO John Reese looks at just that question, weighing the pros and cons of several popular metrics.

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Blending Growth And Value With The O’Shaughnessy Approach

Every other issue of the Validea Hot List newsletter examines in detail one of John Reese’s computerized Guru Strategies. This latest issue looks at the James O’Shaughnessy-inspired strategy, which has averaged annual returns of 9.8% since its July 2003 inception vs. 6.0% for the S&P 500. Below is an excerpt from the newsletter, along with several top-scoring stock ideas from the O’Shaughnessy-based investment strategy.

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