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  • Jim O’Shaughnessy on Active Management
    If you want to succeed with active management, I would suggest this is a must watch. The post Jim O’Shaughnessy on Active Management appeared ...
  • Stat of the Week
    From Hendrick Bessembinder’s recent white paper. While the overall stock market outperforms Treasury bills, most individual common stocks do not. Of the nearly 26,000 common ...
  • Market Insights
    The stock market continued its climb upward during the first three months of the year.  The S&P 500 Total Return index finished with a gain ...
  • Relative Strength Spread
    The chart below is the spread between the relative strength leaders and relative strength laggards (top quartile of stocks in our ranks divided by the ...
  • And The 2016 ETF.com Awards Winners Are …
    The fourth annual ETF.com Awards was held last Thursday night in New York City  to honor products, people and companies that made a difference in ...
  • Colbert on Trump’s First 100 Days
        How Much Of Trump’s 100 Day Action Plan Has He Completed?   The post Colbert on Trump’s First 100 Days appeared first ...
  • Twitter Results
    Are being misjudged. Tomorrow the short-messaging social network will reveal its numbers and the analysts will gasp, the pundits will swoon, and everybody will say ...
  • RWM Coming to Silicon Valley!
    Last week, I mentioned that Masters in Business was coming to Silicon Valley. We have now confirmed the during the week of May 7th, myself and ...
  • 10 Wednesday AM Reads
    My mid-week morning train reads: • From Netflix to rented homes, why are we less interested in ownership? (New Statesman) • Just Say NO To Angel ...
  • The Coming Electric Car Boom
    From Bloomberg, comes this reminder that these are early days in the EV boom: “Electric cars are coming fast — and that’s not just the ...
  • Don’t Fall For The Fallacy Of Explanation
    This week’s Market Update is posted at Alpha Baskets and includes the following; We are fascinated by various spread relationships that serve as risk proxies. ...
  • Being John Malkovich-Moment
    A quick note; Do you remember the movie Being John Malkovich, the one where John Cusack and his girlfriend go into Malkovich’s brain? Then along ...
  • Being Disciplined 90% Of The Time Won’t Work
    My latest post for Alpha Baskets is up and includes the following; A common criticism of indexing is the extent to which the index tilts ...
  • “Head-Snapping” Reversals?
    This week’s Market Update is posted at Alpha Baskets and includes the following; The 200 day moving average (DMA) is viewed as being a significant ...
  • Don’t Let Performance Haunt You Forever
    My latest post for Alpha Baskets is posted and includes the following; A well thought out strategy focuses on longer time periods like an entire ...
  • Generation Two Liquid Alternatives
    Beachhead Capital Management has published a white paper on what it calls the “second generation of liquid alternatives.” To begin at the beginning, “liquid alternatives” ...
  • Ernst & Young on ESG Reporting
    Are companies leveling with their shareholders and stakeholders in reporting data pertinent to their environmental and social impacts and their governance issues? Whether they are ...
  • Preqin: Another Net Outflow Year Underway for Hedge Fund Industry
    In the February issue of its Hedge Fund Spotlight, Preqin looks into its crystal ball and tells us of its near term (2017) predictions for ...
  • The Case for Bargain Hunting in South Africa
    Charles Roth, of Thornburg Investment Management, has made the case that markets have over-reacted to the recent political shake-up in South Africa, driving asset prices ...
  • Mega-Trends and Possible Future Normals
    A new CFA Institute report, working from a survey of 1,145 leaders in the contemporary global investment industry, discusses the mega-trends at work, including: technological ...
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  • Another look at National Stock Yards
    It's easy to follow a company when they release information once a year, and that information is a simple 12 page annual report.  That's the ...
  • Why growth can be a killer
    It's as if we're wired for growth.  "Growth is good." "If you're not growing you're dying." Everyone wants to be growing, personally, physically, mentally.  Businesses ...
  • Podcast interview plus a new investing system course
    Planet Microcap PodcastI recently had the chance to be interviewed by Robert Kraft on the Planet Microcap ...
  • Homemade economic indicators
    It was the summer of 2006, my wife and I had been married a year and we were going on our first real vacation since ...
  • Why I don't use watch lists
    I remember as a kid sitting in a chair near our kitchen with my grandfather two chairs away.  I was leafing through a toy catalog. ...
  • A World Turned Inside Out
    Slowly but surely, a bruised and battered global economy now appears to be shaking off its deep post-2008 malaise. But this hardly means that the ...
  • Fixing Fixed-Investment Incentives
    No one can say for sure why business investment has not increased in recent years, even during periods of buoyant economic growth. But, contrary to ...
  • Trump’s Diplomatic Deficit
    Connecting the strategic dots between Afghanistan, Syria, and North Korea has become an unavoidable task. Only by doing so can the world begin to discern ...
  • The Sino-American Employment Challenge
    Following Chinese President Xi Jinping’s summit with US President Donald Trump earlier this month, it seems that the status quo in the bilateral relationship will ...
  • Why Companies Should Refuse Trump’s Deregulation
    US President Donald Trump may seem like a dream come true for business: a businessman himself, he is eager to please companies with extensive deregulation. ...
  • S&P 500 17Q1 Earnings Dashboard – Apr. 26
    Click here to view the dashboard in detail. Last Update: April 26, 2017 Download the full S&P 500 Earnings Scorecard report here. S&P 500 Aggregate Estimates and Revisions ...
  • Still in the shadows
    China’s trust industry could use a little sunlight. The first stock market listing in 20 years is up in the air, after Shandong International Trust ...
  • STOXX 600 Earnings Outlook Q1 2017 – Apr. 25, 2017
    Last Update: Apr. 25, 2017 European Aggregate Estimates and Revisions First quarter earnings are expected to increase 5.5% from Q1 2016. Excluding the Energy sector, earnings ...
  • Neel down
    Two top bankers can’t agree on whether lenders are too big to fail. JPMorgan boss Jamie Dimon reckons the problem is solved. Fed banker Neel Kashkari ...
  • U.S. Fund-Flows Weekly Report: Funds Suffer Net Outflows of $8.6 Billion
    Thomson Reuters Lipper’s fund macro-groups (including both mutual funds and exchange-traded funds [ETFs]) experienced net outflows of $8.6 billion for the fund-flows week ended Wednesday, ...
  • Just overbought, or a "good overbought" signal?
    Mid-week market update: In the past two weeks, I have become progressively more bullish on stocks (see A capitulation bottom? and Buy signals ...
  • Will the real Q1 GDP please stand up?
    The US Q1 GDP report is scheduled to be released Friday morning. Current expectations call for a Q/Q growth rate of 1.1%, but there are ...
  • In the 3rd inning of a market cycle advance
    Preface: Explaining our market timing modelsWe maintain several market timing models, each with differing time horizons. The "Ultimate Market Timing Model" is a long-term ...
  • Buy signals everywhere
    Mid-week market update: One of the most reliable trading signals occur when an indicator becomes oversold and mean reverts to neutral (buy signal), or if ...
  • The Art of the Deal, North Korean edition
    Can we stop freaking out over the prospect of an imminent war over North Korean nuclear tests? After the hoopla over the North Korean announcement ...
  • site visits
    The worth of due diligence visits to companies or asset managers depends greatly on the structure of the interactions and your willingness to surface the ...
  • circles of risk
    From the analysis of an individual security to the behavior of the market and the functioning of asset management firms, anticipatory risk management is essential ...
  • point of view
    A trip to the theater leads to some thoughts about the incomplete picture that we get from our own limited perspective.
  • the investment ecosystem
    The conditions are in place for some big changes in the investment industry environment over the next few years. Will you be ready?
  • watching the flows
    The cash flows moving from manager to manager and strategy to strategy get plenty of attention, but some important aspects of those flows are easily ...
  • JP Morgan 2016 Annual Report (JPM)
    I haven't posted much about JPM recently as it's still basically the same story. Great CEO building an awesome company performing really well etc.  After ...
  • Buffett on Valuation
    Buffett was on CNBC the other day and it was very interesting as usual. Well, most of what he says is not new.Not ...
  • Six Sigma Buffett, Taxes, Fund Returns etc.
    Whenever I read about Buffett and other great managers, what I tend to see all the time are things like, "xx has beaten the market ...
  • Bogle Book, Indexing etc.
    I have watched and listened to John Bogle for years and always thought he was great, but I never read any of his books. I ...
  • Overbought!!?
    So, the market has been going crazy after the election and people keep talking about how 'overbought' the market is. Well, the market certainly has ...
  • I Hope This Doesn’t Describe You
    The new issue of Research magazine is now available online. Its theme is evidence-based investing. I encourage you to read it in its entirety. My ...
  • Market Monitor 1Q 2017
  • Carolina Crazy
    Tonight Duke University and the University of North Carolina will play a basketball game on the Duke campus (ESPN, 8pm ET) and thus renew the ...
  • 2017 Investment Outlook
    2016 brought many wild surprises. The biggest and most obvious is summed up perfectly in two words: President Trump. Donald J. Trump, despite no political ...
  • Nice Press
    Above the Market has gotten some very nice press of late, most of it of the “best of” variety. I am grateful for the honor ...
  • Driving in the Slow Lane
    Following the latest reports on housing starts (down 6.8% m/m during March) and manufacturing output (down 0.4% last month), the ...
  • Back to Slower, Longer Economic Growth?
    In my meetings with some of our accounts recently, many were skeptical that the strength in the soft data in ...
  • Bull by the Tail
    Stock market valuation measures are elevated across the board, for sure. The forward P/E of the S&P 500 is currently ...
  • Many Happy S&P 500 Revenues
    The global economy fell into a growth recession from mid-2014 through early 2016. It was caused by a severe recession ...
  • Age-Old Adages for the Bull Market
    There are plenty of age-old adages about the stock market that focus on the Fed’s impact on the market. They ...
  • Fund Managers' Current Asset Allocation - April
    Summary: A tailwind for the rally since February 2016 has been the bearish positioning of investors, with fund managers persistently shunning equities in exchange for ...
  • Weekly Market Summary
    Summary: A week ago, a number of notable short-term extremes in sentiment, breadth and volatility had been reached, suggesting a rebound in equities was ahead. In the ...
  • Weekly Market Summary
    Summary: US indices closed lower this week, but not by much. SPX lost just 1% and is just 3% from its all-time high. A number ...
  • Weekly Market Summary
    Summary: US indices made their all-time high in early March; aside from the Nasdaq, which made new highs this week, these indices have since moved ...
  • April Macro Update: Employment Growth Continues to Decelerate
    Summary: The macro data from the past month continues to mostly point to positive growth. On balance, the evidence suggests the ...
  • When Holding is the Hardest Part
    “The easy money has been made” is one of my least favorite sayings about investing. Making money in the markets is never easy. In fact, I ...
  • The Mutual Fund Assembly Line
    Henry Ford started his famous assembly line in 1913 for mass production of the Model T. It’s estimated that this idea decreased the time it ...
  • Urgent vs. Important & the Power of Small Wins
    Bloomberg’s Eric Schatzker had a wide-ranging interview this week with Larry Fink, head of the $5.1 trillion fund behemoth Blackrock. The entire interview is worth ...
  • Dissecting the Trump Rally
    They say that sentiment tends to follow price which is why when markets rallied following the presidential election it was immediately called the Trump Rally. ...
  • Is Economics an Evidence-Based Proposition?
    Following the financial crisis, everyone realized they needed to pay more attention to the economy to better understand the markets. The problem is much of ...
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  • I Hope This Doesn’t Describe You
    The new issue of Research magazine is now available online. Its theme is evidence-based investing. I encourage you to read it in its entirety. My ...
  • Market Monitor 1Q 2017
  • Carolina Crazy
    Tonight Duke University and the University of North Carolina will play a basketball game on the Duke campus (ESPN, 8pm ET) and thus renew the ...
  • 2017 Investment Outlook
    2016 brought many wild surprises. The biggest and most obvious is summed up perfectly in two words: President Trump. Donald J. Trump, despite no political ...
  • Nice Press
    Above the Market has gotten some very nice press of late, most of it of the “best of” variety. I am grateful for the honor ...
  • April 23, 2017
    The NASDAQ Composite Index, with the help of its NASDAQ 100 big-stock components, posted a new all-time closing high on Thursday, shaking off Wednesday’s bearish ...
  • April 19, 2017
    All the major market indexes, apart from the NASDAQ Composite Index and its close relative, the NASDAQ 100, have been living like homeless indexes underneath ...
  • April 16, 2017
    The underlying weakness of the market became a little more evident on Thursday ahead of the long three-day Easter Holiday weekend. The S&P 500 Index ...
  • April 12, 2017
    The market remains somewhat sluggish as it flops around in what is so far a sloppy six-week consolidation. Over the weekend the S&P 500 and ...
  • April 9, 2017
    Friday’s Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs number came in lighter than expected, with a mere 98,000 non-farm payrolls reported vs. expectations of 180,000. Meanwhile the ...
  • Did You Know About The NYSE ARCA System Disruption on April 10th?
      On April 11th at 6:01 pm, NYSE ARCA sent this Trader Update: On Thursday, April 13th at 6:18 pm (right before a three-day holiday weekend), NYSE ARCA ...
  • Be Wary of Lemmings (Rule 611 OPR)
    Once upon a time, in the year 2010, the SEC asked our entire industry to weigh in on its assessment of existing equity market structure. ...
  • Enforcement?
      Back in June of 2014, then CFTC Chairman Tim Massad announced the hiring of Aitan Goelman as the CFTC's a new enforcement director.  Mr. Goelman ...
  • Hard Times For HFT
      Yesterday we wrote about how the HFT community has begun to lobby to eliminate the Order Protection Rule.   It's no surprise to us ...
  • Hold on To Your Wallets!
      Surely, you all remember the organized and orchestrated opposition to IEX’s Exchange Application. HFT proponents joined the existing status quo stock exchanges in voicing ...
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  • Bason Asset Management is Moving!
    I’m happy to announce that the office is making a short move to a new office space in Lakewood, just a few miles from the ...
  • 1Q 2017 Market Overview
    Market Overview The rally that began shortly after last November’s election continued early this year, with US large cap stocks yet again posting a very ...
  • Tax Loss Harvesting: Enough is Enough
    I recently had a conversation about the benefits of tax-loss harvesting, specifically about the benefits offered by several leading robo-advisors who perform “daily” tax loss ...
  • Knowing the count
    I just finished Ed Thorp’s new autobiography A Man for All Markets and I really enjoyed it. Thorp is, among other things, the man who wrote Beat the Dealer ...
  • A most unusually average year
    By now 2016 is far off in the mirror and everyone is focused on more current events, but I want to take us back a ...
  • When Holding is the Hardest Part
    “The easy money has been made” is one of my least favorite sayings about investing. Making money in the markets is never easy. In fact, I ...
  • The Mutual Fund Assembly Line
    Henry Ford started his famous assembly line in 1913 for mass production of the Model T. It’s estimated that this idea decreased the time it ...
  • Urgent vs. Important & the Power of Small Wins
    Bloomberg’s Eric Schatzker had a wide-ranging interview this week with Larry Fink, head of the $5.1 trillion fund behemoth Blackrock. The entire interview is worth ...
  • Dissecting the Trump Rally
    They say that sentiment tends to follow price which is why when markets rallied following the presidential election it was immediately called the Trump Rally. ...
  • Is Economics an Evidence-Based Proposition?
    Following the financial crisis, everyone realized they needed to pay more attention to the economy to better understand the markets. The problem is much of ...
  • Company Notes Digest 4.20.17
    Each week we read dozens of transcripts from earnings calls and presentations as part of our investment process. Below is a weekly post which contains some ...
  • Company Notes Digest 4.13.17
    Each week we read dozens of transcripts from earnings calls and presentations as part of our investment process. Below is a weekly post which contains some ...
  • Company Notes Digest 3.31.17
    Each week we read dozens of transcripts from earnings calls and presentations as part of our investment process. Below is a weekly post which contains some ...
  • Company Notes Digest 3.24.17
    Each week we read dozens of transcripts from earnings calls and presentations as part of our investment process. Below is a weekly post which contains some ...
  • Company Notes Digest 3.17.17
    Each week we read dozens of transcripts from earnings calls and presentations as part of our investment process. Below is a weekly post which contains some ...
  • Chemical activity and trade still strong
    The American Chemistry Council's Chemistry Activity Barometer continued to rise in its latest April release. This index has been a good coincident at at times ...
  • French election relieves systemic risk
    This is a brief update on the status of global systemic risk in the wake of yesterday's French elections. By rejecting extremists, the French have ...
  • Market-based chart updates
    There are lots of things going on in the world, with the most significant, in my view, being the threat of nuclear war in/with North ...
  • The two major sources of our healthcare problem
    As I noted two weeks ago, the problem with Obamacare is that "it attempted to rejigger a huge fraction of the U.S. economy, and that ...
  • ADP report not a blockbuster
    Lots of hoopla today about the "blowout" ADP employment report. Yes, it greatly exceeded expectations (+263K vs +185K), but lost in the ...
  • Staying with the US Digital Service
    A few months ago, I took a leave of absence from Google to do a stint with the US Digital Service. A lot of people ...
  • A brief update
    Over the last couple years, I’ve seen more and more people in technology trying to make government work better. They’re idealists who are also making ...
  • Thanks, Amit
    Amit Singhal just announced that he’s retiring toward the end of the month. Amit has been a formative part of Google’s search team, but he’s ...
  • Solving a Verizon issue (Nexus 5X)
    I solved a problem today and figured that I’d document it for the rest of the world. Every time someone left me a voicemail on ...
  • Halloween 2015: USB Drive
    I went a little overboard for Halloween last year. And as you can tell from my the Halloween category on my blog, sometimes I get ...
  • The Service Recovery Paradox
    I’m writing this from a plane.  I’ve been in the air for an hour and everything is fine, but for a few minutes before the ...
  • Complicity
    I had an interesting experience today.  As I was in the air on my way to San Francisco, I got a text from my Airbnb ...
  • Flexing the platform for good
    Over the past few weeks, I’ve been touching base with many companies and individuals in the tech sector to understand how they are reacting to ...
  • Cycles
    It’s clear that right now we are in a moment of upheaval and turbulence, that seems to have come upon us very quickly.  Pretty much ...
  • The Public Data Layer
    I have been thinking a lot lately about the increasing importance of the “public data layer” — meaning, data that we will need (“we” applied ...
  • The Best of the Aleph Blog, Part 30
    ========================================= In my view, these were my best posts written between May and July 2014: Look to the Liabilities to Understand the Assets Why do new asset ...
  • Arconic Arguments
    There’s a lot of bits and bytes spilled in the war between Elliott Associates (and those that favor their position) and the current board of ...
  • The Best of the Aleph Blog, Part 29
    =============================== In my view, these were my best posts written between February and April 2014: On the Structure of Berkshire Hathaway On the Structure of Berkshire Hathaway, ...
  • The Best of the Aleph Blog, Part 28
    =============================== In my view, these were my best posts written between November 2013 and January 2014: Advice For Would-be Bloggers Be regular (I need that advice myself), ...
  • Four Simple Investment Strategies That Work
    ============================================================ This will be a short post, though I want to toss this question out to readers: what investment strategies do you know of that ...
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  • My Career on the Line
    Throughout my hedge fund career I have been willing to make bold moves. More than 2yrs ago I setup the Sefirot Freestyle strategy to outperform ...
  • This Time is Like No Other
    I know I am in the minority when I say that the world finances are on the brink of a major sea change. Of course ...
  • Shorting Junk
    Its time to say goodbye to this crazy rally in junk with people completely ignoring risk in favour of yield. It will comeback to bite. ...
  • One more Trumpet
    I think it is highly probable we will get one more rally before the markets take a serious breather. I am flat the market with ...
  • Last Day of the Year
    It has been a very quiet year for me on the Sefirot front. I have to admit almost all my energy has been channelled towards ...
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  • Weekly Note – May steps into the unknown
    May steps into the unknown Good Morning, When it comes to negotiating the UK’s departure from the EU, the current size of the government’s majority ...
  • Daily Note – A Hopeful Diagnosis?
    Summary Systemic Financial Risk Brewing? Don’t expect banks to run out of money! Market’s overly pessimistic on growth? United States: Housing Data holding up Good ...
  • Daily Note – The man without a plan?
    Summary ECB has no plan and looking to surprise! Winging it with monetary policy! Municipal bond buying is still on the table Complexity in a ...
  • Daily Note – Mario’s Christmas gift?
    Summary Global market round-up ECB opens the door to easing in December What exactly will the ECB do? Good morning, Global equities rallied and EURUSD ...
  • Daily Note – Forget 1987, think 2011!
    Summary Beware historical analogies! A mood of sobriety & the covet of safety A Corporate profit recession Good morning, The market crash worth thinking about ...
  • Big Data Empowering Small Decisions
    From TheRobinReport.com --- A Conversation with Michelle Lam, CEO, True&Co. Perhaps the most talked-about concept in modern retailing is big data. Every brand is enchanted with ...
  • The Future of Department Stores
    From TheRobinReport.com --- A Conversation with Jeff Gennette, CEO of Macy’s Jeff Gennette was named CEO of Macy’s Inc. in 2017. He began his retail career ...
  • Stop Talking and Start Doing, Now and Faster
    From TheRobinReport.com --- An Alert From World Retail Congress, 2017 By now, if anybody in the entire retail and consumer facing industries, from C-level executives down ...
  • The Credibility Crisis
    From TheRobinReport.com --- In a world of “fake news,” “alt facts,” “crooked media” and terrible Tweets, consumers are asking the biggest question since “who shot JR?”— ...
  • The Technical Side of Fashion and Performance
    From TheRobinReport.com --- Technology has come to fashion in a major way—whether in wearables, high-tech fabrics or the “Internet of Things” pieces that “talk” to the ...
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  • The Skew
    “Even if there weren’t fees and expenses, the odds are you’ll underperform.” -Hendrik Bessembinder An excellent piece from Bloomberg came out over the weekend, The Math ...
  • These Are the Goods
    Articles   Successful investors can differentiate business performance from stock performance and can take advantage of those investors who can’t. By Ian Cassel The inventory ...
  • The Stock Market Equivalent of the Cal Ripken Streak
    For more than 16 years, Cal Ripken suited up for a record 2,632 consecutive games. I find it challenging to watch nine innings, he was on ...
  • Crafting False Narratives
    April has historically been a very good month for stocks, with the first two weeks in particular standing out. The average gain in the first ...
  • These Are the Goods
    Articles Amazon, the world’s most remarkable firm, is just getting started “Never before has a company been worth so much for so long while making ...

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