Topic: Stock Returns

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Options Market Signals Scope of Federal Reserve Interventions

Traders see an implicit promise beyond specific asset purchases

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When Individuals Concentrate in a Stock, Earnings Surprises Play Out Differently

Price movements can be more extreme

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ESG Investors in China Focused on Profit Potential of Climate Change

Less attention to downside of nation’s carbon-neutral goals

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A Solution to the Debate over Momentum’s Cause?

Investors may underreact when information arrives in small, continuous bits

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The Collective Wisdom of Options Trades as Interest Rate Predictor

Skewness, measuring the range of biases, strongly suggests rate moves

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46 Possible Stock Market Strategies from Academics Get a Retest

We won’t call it debunking, but not all investing tips hold up

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Underappreciated Investment Edge: Company Trademark Filings

Not part of financial reporting, trademark activity predicts stock returns

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GameStop Aside, Retail Investors Might be Terrible at Momentum Investing

Using Chinese A and B shares, institutional players outperform individuals

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How Bond and Stock Prices Combine to Influence Corporate Investment

Equity volatility can encourage — or dampen — investment, depending on a firm’s bond spread

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As Passive Investing Spreads, Overall Market Becomes Less Competitive

Active investors take up some — but not all — of the slack created by index funds

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When Financial Intermediaries Sneeze, These Assets Catch a Cold

Some investment vehicles are more reliant than others on the health of trading firms

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One Data Set That Warns Against Margin Trading

As a group, Chinese futures traders more likely to suffer margin call than to profit

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Often Reviled, Short Sellers Are Newly Vulnerable to the Meme Mob

A short squeeze can ripple across short sellers’ positions

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Heading for a Divorce? Might Want to Go Easy on Stock Picking

Active traders lose their edge as a marital breakup approaches

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Why Risk and Reward Don’t Always Move in Concert

Investors initially underreact to volatility, then overreact

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Adapting Value Investing to the 21st Century

Including intangible assets in book value vastly improves the strategy’s returns