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The Case for the Valuentum Style of Investing

publication date: Nov 19, 2022
author/source: Brian Nelson, CFA

Originally published May 28, 2012.


The benefits of value and momentum strategies on an individual basis have been well-documented in financial literature. Academic research has also concluded that a simply-constructed portfolio consisting 50% of a long-short value-oriented portfolio and 50% of a long-short momentum-oriented portfolio produces a higher Sharpe ratio and lower volatility than either value or momentum alone. We study the reasons behind this phenomenon and strive to answer the question: what are the types of stocks that drive such outperformance? Though the benefits of using a combined value and momentum approach in a portfolio management setting have been widely-accepted, we believe we are the first to identify the abnormal-return benefits of investing in a cohort of individual stocks that have both good value and good momentum qualities...We also reveal the inherent link between the diverse backing of combined value and momentum strategies in financial literature and our stock-selection methodology, the Valuentum Buying Index, which identifies undervalued firms with strong momentum qualities. 

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