Long-Only Value Investing: Does Size Matter?
29 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2022 Last revised: 22 Sep 2022
Date Written: April 7, 2022
The academic value factor (long cheap stocks, short expensive stocks) earns higher returns among small-cap stocks. However, when viewed through the lens of a long-only value investor, size is a less important factor. For example, equal-weight large-cap value portfolios historically earned similar returns as small-cap value portfolios. This finding is robust to different value measures and markets. Despite realized returns being statistically similar, the liquidity profile of the two value portfolios is dramatically different: Equal-weight large-cap value portfolios have approximately eleven times (or more) the liquidity of small-cap value portfolios.
Keywords: Value investing, size investing, value anomaly
JEL Classification: G10, G11, G14
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