Category: SPY

14 Sep 2021

What is Return Stacking?

A new paper by Rodrigo Gordillo and Adam Butler of Resolve Asset Management and Corey Hoffstein of Newfound Research is out this week, purporting to add a new term to the investing lexicon – “Return Stacking.”   What? What is return stacking, and what are stacked returns? Well, you can download the full paper here […]

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08 Sep 2021
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: August 2021

Welcome to the dog days of summer… unless you’re U.S. equity markets, which again posted a new all-time high. That’s seven months in a row of relatively straight-up action for equities. When will it end and How will it end? are the questions on everyone’s mind. Elsewhere, Commodities took a little hiatus, along with bonds […]

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03 Aug 2021
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: July 2021

More of the same for the asset class scoreboard in July, as US real estate, US stocks, and Commodities all led the way – further cementing their double digit returns for the year (and adding quite a bit to the inflation narrative making the rounds.  The biggest surprise, perhaps, was bonds putting in a strong […]

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12 Jul 2021
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard – H1 2021

The Q2 numbers are in  – and there’s just no stopping commodities, it seems, as they put in another three months of gains to lead all assets YTD as we hit halftime in this game of markets. Is this the inflation we’ve all been fearing for the past 40 years come to life?  We put […]

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29 Jun 2020

Do Hedge Funds Suck?

We got off a call with an investor the other day who mentioned that the past two+ years have been a great microcosm of different full cycle market environments – with: 2018 = SPY -4.56% = a down stock market in 2018, including the volatility explosion in Feb of 2018 and odd sell off with […]

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