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Dow at risk for down year After a promising start in 2015, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has taken a beating in recent months and runs the risk of having its first down year since 2008.  Market analysts say numerous ...

Don’t throw good money after bad. It seems simple enough, but too often investors – instead of getting out of bad positions – increase their size as they lose money. The reasons can be numerous, but are primarily ‘rationalized’ as ...

Beyond buying or selling companies for their intrinsic value, one way of trading is by buying and selling firms against their peers. The basic theory here is that firms in like industries should revert to a mean pricing metric. The ...

One of the common beliefs is that higher interest rates negatively impact the housing market. The thought is that if the cost of borrowing is higher, then there are less people willing to borrow and subsequently buy homes. While this ...

Traditional asset-allocation is often based upon relative valuation. Meaning, one would hold larger positions in firms after reviewing historical data and pricing against peers.  For example, you may be long Coca-Cola because it has a relatively cheap P/E ratio among ...

So far, we’ve discussed hedging on an asset-to-asset approach, using one asset with negatively correlated returns to offset losses in the other. This method of hedging, while on its own still imperfect, when taken in the context of a portfolio ...

To pick up where we left off last week, one of the benefits of studying relationships on an asset-to-asset approach is it gives you an executable hedge. While we ended on recent Peso and S&P correlation, we can now step ...

Over the past 16 presidential elections (1952 to 2012), the market has indicated whether or not the incumbent political party would maintain executive office 13 times (81.25%). If from August 1st to October 31st the S&P 500 is down, a new party ...

Weeks of weakening and the sterling shakedown of October 6 means that the United Kingdom has suddenly gotten a lot cheaper for outsiders and will get quite a bit more expensive for residents.  The designed-element of GBP devaluation is, in one part, ...

On October 6, around 7pm New York time, the British Pound lost 6.3% value in three minutes (though recovered to being only down 4.8%). While the direct spark is uncertain, the resulting damage is likely due to the low liquidity ...

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