In the Media

What does it mean to say HML is...

Kenneth French and co-author Eugene Fama say that a four-factor model that drops HML captures average returns as well as the five-factor model.

View at Fama/French Forum

What lack of global wealth distribution means for...

Matthew Slaughter speaks on the distribution of global wealth and what that means for international trade policy.

View at Minnesota Public Radio

MBA Applications Way Up at Yale, Ross

Poets and Quants reports that Tuck's application round 2 "shows a 'strong year for the quality, diversity, and volume of our applicant pool so far.'"

View at Poets & Quants

What Americans are doing with their gas pump...

Matthew Slaughter says the drop in gasoline prices isn't large enough to make a difference in the budget of most Americans.

View at CBS News

As Regulators Focus on Culture, Wall Street Struggles...

Sydney Finkelstein comments on the difficulty of measuring and regulating the culture of banks.

View at The Wall Street Journal

How (and Why) Fans Rationalize Deflategate

Quotes Amit Bhattacharjee on the biased process people use to reach conclusions.

View at Boston.com

The High-Yield ‘Sweet Spot’ That Led Me To...

Cites a study by Kenneth French that ranked the performance of all U.S. stocks from 1927 through 2013 according to yield.

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A Powerful Force Is Killing Your Retirement

Mentions Kenneth French's study noting that investing in actively managed funds, as compared to index funds, costs investors about $80 billion a year.

View at Huffington Post

Tech mounts pre-emptive strike on taxes

Matthew Slaughter writes that wringing more taxes out of the most innovative companies in the U.S. would be counterproductive in the long run.

View at The Hill

This Might Be the Toughest Year Yet for...

Sydney Finkelstein says many CEO errors arise from arrogance and complacency.

View at Fast Company

3 Ways Businesses Are Addressing Inequality in Emerging Markets

Vijay Govindarajan describes what businesses can do to help boost shared prosperity, a new aim that the World Bank has added to its original goal of reducing poverty.

View at Harvard Business Review

To get rich, stifle emotion-driven investment picks

Quotes Kenneth French on his skepticism about Thomas Howard's investment approach, which involves buying and selling stocks without even knowing the names of the companies.

View at USA Today