Cool video from the team at Standpoint animating their equity curve versus global equities for the past 30 months, see below.
It’s a little disconcerting to see the past 30 months of our lives, some of the oddest and stressful months a lot of us have ever seen, distilled down into a scant two minutes – but this does a great job of sort of showing diversification in real time as you ‘walk forward’ through time. It’s also telling to hear how and when different components kicked in for the strategy – long equities, short bonds, long energy – and hear them remind us that it’s not because their brilliant prognosticators who could foresee all the themes unfolding throughout the pandemic, war, and now inflation. No. The brilliance is in the simplicity of the strategy. Of always having the diversification ‘on’, and always having the stock component ‘on’.
For those who don’t recognize the Standpoint name, or how trend following like this works – download our Guide to Trend Following – where Standpoint is highlighted alongside other top trend followers we work with at RCM.
And for more on how Standpoint’s Eric Crittendon approaches the world – check out Eric from his visit with @attaincap2 on The Derivative podcast here:
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