Category: Guest Post

20 Aug 2019

Risk Parity + Trend Following = ?

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 […]

16 May 2019

Meb Faber’s Killer Podcast List

We list Meb Faber and his blog at 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 […]

25 Jul 2016

Metals, Crude, Unfazed by Presidents and Chinese Economy

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 […]

23 Mar 2012

The Reformed Broker Reforms Financial Lit

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 […]

14 May 2012

Guest Post: The Great Fall of China?

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.

11 Sep 2013

Sortino Ratio: Are you calculating it wrong?

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?