From All-Weather to All-Terrain Investing for the Stormy Decade Ahead

The endowment portfolio characterized by 60 percent in stocks and 40 percent in bonds has thrived over the past four decades, but sustained high inflation has the potential to lower returns and increase volatility in the years ahead. This has prompted an interest in All-Weather portfolios, which combine stocks and bonds with assets like commodities that may respond more favourably to inflation.

Maximizing the Rebalancing Premium: Why Risk Parity portfolios are much greater than the sum of their parts

We examine the distribution of rebalancing premiums for a simple risk parity implementation (a version of the Permanent Portfolio) consisting of US stocks, gold and bonds from 1982 through May 2020. We then proceed to analyze historical and expected future rebalancing premia for a variety of global risk parity strategies ..

Are We Living in a Post-Factor World?

In some ways new investment concepts are like any new technology. The progenitors of any early technology typically earn extraordinary profits until competition heats up. Eventually competition drives down profit margins and the technology becomes commoditized. But investment technology has a special quality that arises from…

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Stop Paying for Active Management Beta

For evidence, look no further than sales of bottled water in the first world. Our ancestors spent hundreds of billions of dollars developing the infrastructure to deliver potable water to every home, yet we spend billions each year to purchase bottled versions of …

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Risk Parity and The Four Faces of Risk

The goal of this article is to summarize the complex dynamics that drive asset returns. You’ll discover that asset returns are impacted by four sources of risk. Two of these risks affect all assets in the same way, and therefore are undiversifiable. The other two risks …

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The Life of a Thanksgiving Turkey: An Investment Fable

So who are the turkeys in the current market? Consider that for the past 7 years, the world’s central banks have fed investors with a steady diet of nearly unlimited support for risky assets like global stocks, bonds, and real estate.  Markets have been buffeted time and …

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Can Robo-Advisors Evolve? Introducing Robo 2.0

We have launched the ReSolve Online Advisor , which goes well beyond what is available in traditional investment products to target the highest ratio of excess return to risk, at any reasonable return or risk objective. Check it out now, or read on to …

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