Flirting with Models

The Research Library of Newfound Research

Author: Nathan Faber (Page 1 of 5)

Option-Based Trend Following

Option strategies can be used to isolate and quantify the cost of whipsaw in trend following strategies, which can help set expectations on whipsaw.

Straddles and Trend Following

A strategy with straddles can be similar to a trend followings strategy and it can highlight the trade off between insurance premiums and deductibles.

One Hedge to Rule Them All

There is no perfect hedge for equity market drops. Rather finding a hedge that pays when you need it and costs little when you don't is the goal.

Diversification with Portable Beta

Looking at the passive and active components of a portable beta strategy can shed insight on how they perform individually and interact with each other.

Re-specifying the Fama French 3-Factor Model

The standard definition of the value factor may not fully capture the abstract concept of value. Blending many metrics into one factor can be beneficial.

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