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Socially responsible investing, also known as ESG investing, is a recent trend in the world of portfolio management. More and more investors have started to look into the Environmental, Social, and Governance scores of the companies they invest in. However, one major problem with ESG scoring is that there... Read more
Published on: 2022-05-13
Source: Quantpedia
 Another brief post this month; the deadline for the first draft of my latest book is only a couple of months away and I haven't got much free time! But I was asked an excellent question on twitter recently, which was how the various types of trading rule have contributed... Read more
Published on: 2022-05-11
Source: Rob Carver
Quantpedia has already covered a countless number of factor investing strategies and articles, from strategies in our Screener to multiple blog posts. Therefore, we can confidently say that we do like factor investing. However, there is always new research with a unique point of view. For example, we recently... Read more
Published on: 2022-05-10
Source: Quantpedia
Diversification is one way of minimizing the risk of a portfolio. A well-diversified portfolio contains numerous assets from various sectors, each having a small weight so that a crash of any individual security does not hit the entire portfolio. The authors behind this paper came up with a new... Read more
Published on: 2022-05-06
Source: Quantpedia
How often do you think about the weights of the assets in your portfolio? Do you weigh your assets equally, or do you prefer value-weighting? The researchers behind a recent research paper analyzed various weighting schemes and examined their effect on factor strategy return. They studied five weighting schemes that... Read more
Published on: 2022-04-27
Source: Quantpedia
In this weekend’s subscriber letter I showed several studies suggesting the Friday selling could be an overreaction and that a bounce early this week appears likely. I noted that Fridays are often viewed as the day most likely to have a downside overreaction. This is partly because people may be... Read more
Published on: 2022-04-25
Source: Quantifiable Edges
Capturing the systematic premia is the main aim of many quantitative traders. However, investors tend to overlook an important factor when backtesting. Trading costs are an essential part of every trade, and yet even when we consider them, we only use an approximation. The recent article from Angana Jacob... Read more
Published on: 2022-04-22
Source: Quantpedia
 Eight years! Wow. In late 2013 I walked out of an office for the last time where I had been working for AHL, a large systematic futures trading fund. A few months later, in April 2014, I had my own very small systematic futures trading account, and I started doing these... Read more
Published on: 2022-04-14
Source: Rob Carver
Stock market performance leading up to and around many holidays has often been bullish. This is something I have written about several times over the years. Holy Thursday is one such day that has done quite well. I have shown Holy Thursday stats a few times in the past. The... Read more
Published on: 2022-04-13
Source: Quantifiable Edges
“Sell in May and go away” is an old stock trader’s wisdom. But in his TASC May 2022 article, Markos Katsanos examined that rule in detail and found that it should rather be “Sell in August and buy back in October”. Can trading be really this easy? Let’s have a... Read more
Published on: 2022-04-13
Source: Financial Hacker
This second article offers a different look at high inflation periods, which we already analyzed in What's the Best Factor for High Inflation Periods? - Part I. This second part looks at factor performance during two 10-year periods of high inflation. What's our main takeaway? The best hedge for a... Read more
Published on: 2022-04-13
Source: Quantpedia
As I have documented numerous times, “Turnaround Tuesday” has generally been the best day of the week under many circumstances for the market to begin to mount a bounce. Below is a simple look at 2-day pullbacks when SPX is below the 200ma and we are heading into Tuesday. The... Read more
Published on: 2022-04-12
Source: Quantifiable Edges
Another period of long sustained high inflation is probably right around the corner, as the Russia-Ukraine Conflict keeps evolving, and its end is nowhere to be seen. In this article, we analyzed the Consumer Price Index from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, which includes the rate of inflation in... Read more
Published on: 2022-04-11
Source: Quantpedia
About 9 out of 10 backtests produce wrong or misleading results. This is the number one reason why carefully developed algorithmic trading systems often fail in live trading. Even with out-of-sample data and even with cross-validation or walk-forward analysis, backtest results are often way off to the optimistic side. The... Read more
Published on: 2022-04-04
Source: Financial Hacker
The Russian invasion of Ukraine and its repercussions continue to occupy front pages all around the world. While using nuclear forces in war is probably a red line for all of the mature world, there is still possible to use nuclear weapons for blackmailing. What will be the impact... Read more
Published on: 2022-03-31
Source: Quantpedia


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