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Dec 04 2020

November’s Giant “Low Quality Stock” Rally

  • Dec 4, 2020

While quant managers watched their factors failing one by one, and market bears stared at the tape in disbelief, the number of retail investors continued to multiply and we witnessed a dramatic performance advantage for low quality stocks. Are we entering a prolonged “junk-rally” cycle? 

Oct 07 2016

Low Quality Stocks Dominate

  • Oct 7, 2016

Investors brushed off a global economic slowdown and drove up the value of risky assets. Current low-quality leadership has been in place for eight months thus far.

Jul 08 2016

Low Quality Dominance Since March

  • Jul 8, 2016

After two rough months moving into 2016, Low Quality stocks rallied and are now leading High Quality stocks YTD. Investors apparently brushed-off the slowdown scare from China, and later the Brexit headlines.

Apr 07 2016

High Quality Stocks Slightly Underperform YTD

  • Apr 7, 2016

Even though Low Quality spends the majority of time outperforming, investors benefit exponentially from holding High Quality during the bad times.

Jul 08 2014

Quality Stock Rankings: Low Quality Momentum Persists

  • Jul 8, 2014

Low Quality Momentum persists, and a look at how Valuation factors affect the Quality model output.

Jul 09 2013

Low Quality Continues To Outperform

  • Jul 9, 2013

Despite rising market volatility, Low Quality stocks ended Q2 up 3.8%, slightly better than High Quality’s 3.4% gain. YTD, High Quality stocks are up 14%, just behind Low Quality stocks at +16.6%.