Behavioural Finance


Skis and Bikes:The Untold Story of Diversification

Skis and Bikes:
The Untold Story of Diversification

In most parts of Canada we have very distinct seasons. Some months of the year are temperate and relatively dry, while other months are cold and snowy. As a result, most Canadian towns of any size have stores that sell skis and bikes. Of course, they don’t inventory both skis and bikes at …

Part 2: Evidence Based Investing is DeadLong Live Evidence Based Investing!

Part 2: Evidence Based Investing is Dead
Long Live Evidence Based Investing!

Edesess’ case against evidence-based investing rests on three general assertions. There is a very real issue with using a static t-statistic threshold when the number of independent tests becomes very large. Financial research is often conducted with a universe of securities that includes a large number of …

Evidence Based Investing is Dead.Long Live Evidence Based Investing! Part 1

Evidence Based Investing is Dead.
Long Live Evidence Based Investing! Part 1

Michael’s case against evidence based investing rests on three general assertions. First, there is a very real issue with using a static t-statistic threshold when the number of independent tests becomes very large. Second, financial research is often conducted on a universe of securities that includes a large number of …

Bold, Confident & WRONG:Why You Should Ignore Expert Forecasts

Bold, Confident & WRONG:
Why You Should Ignore Expert Forecasts

If you read the paper, watch the news, and listen to investment experts you are doing it all wrong. There are no market wizards; the emperors have no clothes; most people are ‘swimming naked’. The following paragraphs offer abundant and incontrovertible evidence …