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Gimme Shelter: The U.S. Dollar Trade and Its RisksBy selling foreign currencies to take advantage of the dollar’s appreciation, U.S. investors are increasing their exposure to the risk of an economic slowdown at home.
Not-So-Great Expectations: Why Real Interest Rates Won’t SoarIt’s the consensus: Interest rates are set to fly. But if, as we expect, savings accelerate and real GDP grows slowly, then interest rates won’t rise very much anytime soon.
Flying High: RAFI at 10 Years In 2005, equity investors had a stark choice: Try to find a skillful active manager, or place assets in a cap-weighted index fund and accept the market return. But a seminal research paper described a new approach—one that is known today as smart beta investing. John West tells the story.

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Woe Betide the Value Investor The excess return earned by the average investor in value mutual funds was meaningfully negative over a 23-year period when the funds themselves outperformed the market. Why don’t all value investors benefit from the value premium?

Chris Brightman Introduces Research Affiliates' New Asset Allocation Website​Chris Brightman provides an overview of the new asset allocation website released by Research Affiliates. Chris discusses expectation models and the new interactive tools.​
Greek DramaGreece is seeking to renegotiate rather than repudiate its debt. But the euro crisis has deep roots: Beyond limiting member states’ fiscal flexibility, monetary union intrinsically creates default risk.

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