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Maximizing Diversification
Maximum diversification is possible in portfolio construction, but its benefits are often ephemeral and out of line with investor objectives.
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Directionally Right and Precisely Wrong
Portfolio construction decisions tell us about more than just our objective: they tell us about our beliefs. But what if we're not 100% certain?
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The Yield is Gravity
Yield remains the dominant force of returns over time for many fixed-income portfolios; price volatility and default risk are necessary to earn a premium.
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Measuring the Benefit of Diversification
A systematic approach for evaluating diversification leads to actionable, unbiased results based on a portfolio's objectives.
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Video Digest: When Simplicity Met Fragility
A video digest of our most recent weekly research commentary on the balancing act between robustness and fragility created by simplicity.
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When Simplicity Met Fragility
Simplicity can be surprisingly robust, but too much simplicity can be surprisingly fragile. We explore the limits of simplicity in trend equity strategies.
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Attack of the Clone: Lessons from Replicating Long/Short Equity
We attempt to replicate the Credit Suisse Long/Short Liquid Index and thereby identify the commonn sources of performance in long/short equity strategies.
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A Carry-Trend-Hedge Approach to Duration Timing
In this research note we discuss three simple signals – term spread, momentum, and prior equity returns – for timing exposure to 10-year U.S. Treasuries.
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Managing Equity Risk When Rates Rise
Managing equity risk when rates rise may be difficult for investors whose risk management plan relies exclusively on asset class diversification.
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Measuring Risk Tolerance
Risk tolerance is a tricky metric to measure. Riskalyze tries to intuitively quantify this, but be careful not to oversimplify this complex portfolio input.
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Decomposing Trend Equity
We decompose trend equity into a strategic allocation and an active trading strategy in effort to create better transparency around portfolio behavior.
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Video Digest: A Trend Equity Primer
A video digest of our most recent weekly research commentary on how trend equity strategies may help hedge left-tail risk in traditional portfolios.
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A Trend Equity Primer
An introduction to trend equity, a strategy that seeks to benefit from the long-term, expected equity risk premium and the convex payoff of trend following.
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The Misleading Lessons of History
Market history can be a potentially misleading guide to the future. Adding more noise to the past returns may create more signal for the future.
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Timing Equity Returns Using Monetary Policy
We explore the relationship between equity returns and contractionary/expansionary monetary policy regimes using a simple simulation-based framework.
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Video Digest: Trade Optimization
A video digest of our most recent weekly research commentary on the role of trade optimization / trade paring in portfolio construction.
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Our Conversation with JD Gardner
The thoughts and commentary of the team at Newfound on our podcast conversation with JD Gardner.
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Video Digest: The State of Risk Management
We walk through our state of risk management research and show how diversification can prevent short-term underperformance and manage sequence risk.
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Trade Optimization
We explore how mixed-integer linear programming can be applied in portfolio trade optimization, potentially helping reduce real-world implementation costs.
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Video Digest: A Factor-Based Approach to Disruptor-Based Sectors
A video digest of our most recent weekly research commentary on using factors to allocate to new products like sector disruptor ETFs.
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