Technically not Passive

A look at investment strategies that my professors would have failed me for, but upon further review appear to earn passing grades

  1. Introduction

    Markets are crazy hard to beat. Indeed, I think the vast vast majority of people should not try. Rather be largely passive. However, pass...

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  2. How to measure momentum?

    Proponents of momentum investing basically suggest that in the "near term" (a term that itself is open to various interpretations) assets...

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  3. Timing Model - Meb Faber Research - Stock Market and Investing Blog

    If you have kindle or not, I HIGHLY suggest you read his free ebooks. Good stuff that will stick with you way after you leave this class....

  4. Yes, Crossing The 200 Day Moving Average Is A Big Deal

    One of the quick-and-dirty tools used to technical analysts is to see where a stock or index is compared with its average price over the ...

  5. Understanding Technical Indicators - MACD and DMI Part 1

    Dave Rakus traditionally speaks in SIMM a few times a year. MACD is by far his favorite indicator, but he is also a fan of moving averag...

  6. Three-Way Model - Meb Faber Research - Stock Market and Investing Blog

    As Dave Rackus is apt to say--"the trend can be your friend". From Meb Feber: "My readers know I am a trendfollower at heart.....T...

  7. Price Earnings as a predictor

    Sometimes things matter that should not matter. If one believes in the market is semi-strong form efficient (all public data is incorpora...

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  8. PE Ratio and Stock Market Performance by Shen

    "...historical evidence that very high price-earnings ratios have usually been followed by poor stock market performance. When price-ea...

  9. Price Earnings Ratios as Forecasters of Returns

    Posted 7/21/96 Price-Earnings Ratios as Forecasters of Returns: The Stock Market Outlook in 1996 by Robert J.

  10. P/E 10 Ratio Definition | Investopedia

    CAPE or PE 10 or Shiller PE are all ways of smoothing out the E in PE ratios over a longer window. From Investopedia: "A valuation m...

  11. INTERPRETING THE CAPE RATIO

    A low value for the ratio that is below 15 or so can either indicate a good buy or a bad one depending on other factors. Strictly speakin...

  12. Vanguard's look at what does and what does not help predict future stock prices

    "We confirm that valuation metrics such as price/earnings ratios, or P/Es, have had an inverse or mean-reverting relationship with future...

  13. Value investing

    Value investing is usually described as investing in companies with low market prices relative to some other variable. For instance, Pric...

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  14. Warren Buffett On Value Investing-CNBC

    Warren Buffett talks about value investing with Columbia Business School students http://www.magicformulapro.com/

  15. What is Value Investing?

    What is Value Investing? It is basically a set of tenets introduced by Graham when he wrote Security Analysis in 1934. Fundamentally, val...

  16. Danny DeVito Explaining Value Investing -- Benjamin Graham Style (Other People's Money)

    Danny DeVito does a valuation analysis on a company. http://walrusvalue.blogspot.com/ BTW if you have never watched Other's People M...

  17. So what does this all mean?

    While I do largely believe in market efficiency, I acknowledge it is not perfect. And investors are not perfect. So as a result, I believ...

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  18. A Different Dimension

    READ THIS ONE! Probably the closest to my view as anything I have seen. I heard Booth speak a few years at a conference and was hooked....

  19. More on Cambria's 'Global Asset Allocation ETF'

    Mebane Faber, CIO of Cambria Investment Management, introduces the firm's newly launched exchange-traded fund (ETF) on the Nasdaq, which ...

  20. Fact, Fiction, and Momentum Investing

    By Clifford S. Asness, Andrea Frazzini, Ronen Israel and Tobias J. Moskowitz " We highlight ten myths about momentum and refute them,...

  21. Beat the Market with Momentum ETFs

    Buy high and sell higher--the mantra behind momentum investing works pretty well in the short run.

  22. SYLD Investment Case

    Free cash flow has long been emphasized by investors as a key predictor of a company's strength. Companies that pay cash dividends, one i...

  23. Wrapping up

    I guess this is a passive aggressive model. Markets are very tough to beat and frankly I do not think it is worthwhile trying for the VA...

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