Flirting with Models

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Author: Justin Sibears (Page 1 of 11)

Separating Ingredients and Recipe in Factor Investing

Factor portfolio construction has two key elements: ingredients (the signals used to pick investments) and recipe (the rules used to translate those signals into allocations). While the ingredients often get the most focus, the recipe can have just as large of an impact on returns.

Failing Slow, Failing Fast, and Failing Very Fast

Failure to meet your financial objectives can take one of two forms: fast failure and slow failure. Failing fast involves suffering large losses at the wrong time as the result of taking too much risk. Failing slow involves achieving insufficient growth due to taking too little risk.

Three ETF-Based Ways to Leverage Your 60/40 Without Margin

We explore three ETF-Based ways to leverage your 60/40 without margin. We explore high beta ETFs, levered ETFs, and derivative-based ETNs as potential tools and look at the benefits and risks of each approach.

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Risk Parity: How Much Data Should We Use When Estimating Volatilities and Correlations?

We explore whether more sensitive volatility estimates (less data) or more stable volatility estimates (more data) produce better risk parity results.

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