It Doesn’t Get Much Better Than This?

What an amazing three days. I’ve said to some of my clients that moves of this magnitude are highly unusual. How unusual? Q4 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more The returns of the last three days would rank sixth in the top ten three-day moves upward for the S&P 500...

Too Much Debt

Debt-based economies are unstable. Economies with a lot of short-term debt are more unstable. The Fed is like Johnny One-Note, or Fat Freddie with a hammer. They only know one tool, and it will solve all problems. Q4 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more mohamed_hassan / Pixabay Are there problems from...

AZO and ORLY: Which one is a better buy? [Analysis]

AZO and ORLY: Both auto parts retailers are uncorrelated to S&P 500, but which one is a better buy? By Price Earnings Ratio Tracker Team Q4 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Over recent months I have created valuation models for the two main competitors in the auto parts retail...

Similarities of the Coronavirus to 9-11

I am going to reprint here the beginning of the article The Education of a Corporate Bond Manager, Part VI. I am doing this because it describes how our investment department dealt with 9-11. Here it is: Q4 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Free-Photos / Pixabay After 9/11, and and...

A Comparison of Global Factor Models

I compare commonly employed factor models across 47 non-U.S. developed and emerging market countries by ranking them based on their maximum Sharpe ratios. Consistent with the U.S. evidence presented in Barillas, Kan, Robotti, and Shanken (2019), I find that the factor models of Fama and French (2015, 2018), Hou,...

PharmaCielo: 100% Downside on Co-Founder’s History of Securities Fraud Allegations: Hindenburg Research

PharmaCielo: 100% Downside on Co-Founder’s History of Securities Fraud Allegations, Numerous Undisclosed Related Party Transactions and Operational Failures Q4 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Summary: PharmaCielo (TSXV:PCLO / OTC:PCLOF) We believe PharmaCielo is nothing more than the latest self-enrichment scheme drummed up by its co-founder Anthony Wile, who had...

As COVID-19 Rocks Markets, Uncertainty Rises in ASEAN

As the virus momentum is shifting from China to other countries, Southeast Asia faces new economic pressures and indirect collateral damage, due to outbreaks in Japan and South Korea, and inadequate international preparedness. Q4 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Worldwide, the number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases...

Global Return Asset Management February 2020 Performance Update

Global Return Asset Management performance updated for the month ended February 29, 2020. Q4 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more kreatikar / Pixabay Dear Friends and Partners, Since today is the last trading day in February, I'm sending a quick note to let you know that I'm very happy with our portfolio's...

Branding Dominates Hedge Fund Flows

Over the past decade, a vast majority of hedge fund net asset flows have gone to a small minority of hedge funds with the strongest brands. Evestment estimates that almost 60% of industry assets are controlled by firms with over $5 billion in assets. Q4 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences...

Warren Buffett’s worst year since the stock market crashed…

Warren Buffett’s holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, didn’t outperform the S&P 500 last year. Q4 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Berkshire Hathaway grew slightly in 2019, but its performance lagged far behind the S&P 500 stock market index. That’s an anomaly for Buffett. He’s handily outperformed the S&P 500 for decades,...

How Warren Buffett Made 50% Returns During His Partnership Days – Warren Buffett’s Investment Strategy Explained

We’re a few weeks away from releasing the February Value Ventures research report. If you’re not familiar, Value Ventures is our premium value investing research service. We cover deeply undervalued, off-the-beaten-path stocks that nobody’s talking about. In fact, in most cases, we’re the only ones researching these stocks. I’m...

ETFs Hit $6.35 Trillion AUM In 2019

ETFGI reports assets in the global ETFs and ETPs industry which will turn 30 years old in March started the new decade with a record 6.35 trillion US dollars Q4 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more LONDON — January 16, 2019 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering...

Value Investing Lessons from Renaissance

I recently finished reading “The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution,” by Gregory Zuckerman. It’s the most detailed public look at how Renaissance Technologies became the most successful hedge fund in history. (Yes, they blow Bridgewater and everyone else out of the water.) Q4...

Why Politics And Systematic Trading Don’t Mix

In an outtake from our Managed Futures Outlook 2020 – we can’t ignore the effect that politics have had on systematic trading programs over the past year or so.  Something that could take a toll in the year to come…. Trade wars, new presidents and new economic policies or...

2019 CTA Returns

We field a bunch of calls at the start of each month asking how that hedge fund, this emerging manager, and that mutual fund did last month, and thought to simplify things for you with this categorized list of different alternative investment performance for the month gone by. Q4 2019...

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