Bridgewater & Associates is commonly known as the world’s largest hedge fund, with more than $140 Billion in assets under management and close to 1,500 employees. Its founder Ray Dalio is about as eccentric as you would expect from the founder of the world’s largest hedge fund – penning his own manifesto, and installing a […]
We list Meb Faber and his blog at www.mebfaber.com amongst our ‘required reading’ list of books and blogs, and had the opportunity to sit with him and a few members of his unofficial fan club in Chicago last week during the Morningstar Investment Conference. The unofficial Chicago @MebFaber fan club – vol, asset allocation, dividends […]
Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. It’s easy to forget in the world of hedge funds and investments that things like lack of performance persistence, too much fees for beta exposure, or potential cracks in the market […]
Is it just us, or is everyone talking politics these days amidst the US conventions and upcoming election. While data journalists will tell you that it’s all relative when debating whether the economy will be better under a Democrat or Republican, we’re starting to see more and more articles predicting what commodity/financials/currency markets will do […]
If you follow the our blog, you know it’s no secret that we’re fans of Josh Brown over at The Reformed Broker. He tells it like it is with a sense of humor and humility, and that same refreshing writing style has transferred over to his new book- Backstage Wall Street: An Insider’s Guide to […]
Jeffrey Dow Jones over at Cognitive Concord has a great post continuing the theme of politics influencing investing we witnessed last week at SALT. If China is really the potential disaster he describes, now is the time to ask whether or not your portfolio is buckled in.
The group over at Red Rock sure thinks so. Red Rock states the real definition of the Sortino ratio uses not the standard deviation of negative returns, but instead the ‘target downside deviation’, which is the deviations of the realized return’s underperformance from the target return. What does that mean to the normal person who has trouble reading math equations?
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RSM have some words of wisdom regarding how you can carry losses on futures trading back onto past tax filings
Just what’s on the mind of some of the sharpest investment managers out there? We were lucky enough to have Mike Melissinos