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Q&A: Why low-risk stocks will give you better returns Add to ...

Inside the Market, our newly enhanced blog on the markets and investing, will now give you the opportunity every week in a live chat to ask questions of, and challenge, leading investment gurus.

Tuesday at 1 p.m. (ET), economist Robert Haugen joins us. He's a leading proponent of the case that stock markets are inherently inefficient and one of the first to identify and publish research on the Low Volatility Anomaly, showing that low risk stocks outperform risky stocks over time.

Dr. Haugen is the author of The New Finance and The Inefficient Stock Market, among several other books. In his 30-year academic career, he held endowed chairs at The University of Wisconsin at Madison, The University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana and The University of California, Irvine.

Haugen’s latest research, “Low Risk Stocks Outperform within All Observable Markets of the World,” co-authored with Nardin Baker, Chief Strategist of Global Alpha, Guggenheim Partners Asset Management, proves that from 1990 – 2011, low risk stocks produced higher returns than high risk stocks in every market in the world.

We look forward to a spirited discussion.



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