AQR on the Next Decade for US Stocks

Every time you hear a parent utter "it will rot your brain," it presages the next $10 billion industry.

Josh Wolfe


AQR states the excess-of-cash return on the S&P 500 averaged 11.9% per year over the past decade. That is well above the 90th percentile of rolling ten-year performance across global developed equity markets since 1950. Then they analyze what assumptions are needed for equities to achieve similar (or just average) returns over the next decade.

Verdad published a great piece on private equity, which can be summed up by the following:

"Our results suggest that the dispersion in private equity can be fully replicated in public markets, provided that investors focus on buying cheap, levered micro-caps and hold them in a concentrated portfolio, similar to the portfolio construction in PE."

Facts & Figures

Pinterest released their 2024 “Pinterest Predicts” report, which shares emerging trends for the coming year based on the 482 million people that use Pinterest. Link

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What people searched for in 2023 on Google. Link

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Robin Wigglesworth wrote 4,500 words on the past, present and future of multi-factor quant investing, with lots of insight from AQR’s Cliff Asness. Link


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