10 Most Popular Blog Posts in 2020

In our annual blog piece, we’ve pulled the 10 most popular blog posts (& 1 whitepaper) that resonated with our readers this year. 2020 was quite literally the year to write home about. Between all-time high VIX numbers, to the corona-crash, we faithfully covered it all and brought you readers some important pieces to consume throughout the year. Without further ado, the top 10 blog posts of 2020:

1. Tail Risk Hedging Part IV
After parts 1, 2, & 3, this post dives into a “different” side of tail risk hedging looking at lumping in long treasuries and managed futures under the tail risk umbrella and that viewing the effectiveness over just three periods, or the cost, over a very long period – of these hedges sort of misses the point.
Read it here


2. How’s Managed Futures Doing During Corona Crash?
A deep look into managed futures performance overall during the market crash created by Coronavirus.
Read the blog


3. What Would You Put in a 100-Year Portfolio?
Chris Cole’s “How to Grow and Protect Wealth for 100 years” caught a lot of attention this year, and this blog is our thoughts on Chris’s piece centering around the question: what would you put in a 100-year portfolio?
Read it here


4. 9 Hedge Fund Strategies Capturing the Market Sell-Off
In our most popular whitepaper of the year – we took a broad look at some of the top performing strategies during the market sell-off at the beginning of the year.
Read the paper

5. Seeking Options Expertise
An expert-by-expert except in the options space. Short, sweet, and informative.
Read more from the experts

6. 10 Options Definitions You Need To Know
Born of out of our options-based podcasts where some of the terms left us scratching our heads – this is a quick listicle on the top 10 options definitions that you should understand.
Read the 10 definitions

7. S&P Down, VIX Down. What Gives?
This blog is breaking down the how’s and why’s around the unique event of S&P being down, and the VIX being down.
Read the blog


8. So, Now What? Did I Miss the Opportunity for Tail Risk Protection?
What are people really asking when they ask “if it’s too late for long volatility protection?” we think it boils down to the fears of 1. Is it riskier now than before? 2. Is there less upside now than before? 3. Did it lost some if it’s protective powers? And we’re covering the response to all these questions
Read it here

9. Event Vol and the Key U.S. Election Event(s)
A dive into the top events around the 2020 U.S. elections that had the possibility to create volatility in the markets.
Read about the events

10. The Great Tail Risk Debate
This is a personal narrative around the mud-slinging Twitter feud between Cliff Asness and Nasim Taleb.
Read it here



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