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Passive Investing Is An Over-Fitted Strategy

The conflict about over-fitted market timing strategies versus passive investing has more to do with marketing and sales than with sound quantitative analysis. It appears that the main objective of this conflict is to calm passive investors and discourage market … Continue reading

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The Limiting Case Of Equity Trend-following is Passive Investing

Many of us who were trend-followers in the 1990s find the current notion of equity trend-following sort of peculiar, if not amusing, due to hindsight bias effect.

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Are Six Months Responsible For All Gains in Stocks Since 2000?

Six months are not responsible for all gains in stock market since 2000. This conclusion in some articles was based on the wrong choice of returns. The correct number is about 32.

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Do Nothing Fund Management: Another Distortion That Will Disappear

Another distortion, courtesy of the low interest rate policy of the Fed, that is now way overextended and serves political goals is the “do nothing fund management.” Market timers are being replaced by accountants because fund management boards think the … Continue reading

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The Transition From Strategic To Tactical Asset Allocation

Most investors avoid forecasting (timing) methods because of the theoretical and practical difficulties that are associated with the transition from strategic to tactical asset allocation. If a transition is decided, assigning the task to a registered adviser with experience in … Continue reading

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The “Lazy Investor” Revenge

Central bank policies have allowed a revenge of the “lazy investor” after a loss of confidence due to the crash of 2008. Many active strategies that invest in stock index tracking products underperform buy and hold after 2009 but this … Continue reading

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