This blog will make a lot more sense if you are able to capture and read Edward Qian’s article, Risk Parity Allocation. This blog post is a brief description of how risk is calculated. This not for the mathematically squeamish, but the concept is not difficult if one can get

## ETF Rankings: VEU and IDV Lose Ground

Two international ETFs lost ground over the last few trading days. Both VEU and IDV are now performing below SHY as Platinum members can see from the rankings table shown below. ETF Rankings: Based on the following data we will continue to lower allocations to asset classes such as

## ITARR: How To Reduce Losses

Zion National Park On page 167 of Mebane T. Faber and Eric W. Richardson’s book, “The Ivy Portfolio: How to Invest Like the Top Endowments and Avoid Bear Markets” we read, “Our research has shown that returns are lower and volatility is higher when asset classes are below

## Asset Allocation – Risk Parity Revisited: Part 1

Having selected a number of assets to include in a portfolio, a key decision any investor has to make is “What percentage of my available funds should I allocate to each asset held in my portfolio?” In the Feynman Study I covered a number of common options: 1. Use of a Strategic

## “Markowitz” Projections During Great Recession

Readers who have been following the discussion on future return projections will find the following information of interest. Using the Hoadley “Efficient Frontier” software, I set out to see what the optimal projections would be for three different time periods. In each case I selected two years of historical data

## How Risky Is Your Portfolio? May 2021

Portfolio risk is a subject I’ve written about in prior blog posts. It is particularly important now that U.S. Equities are hovering around all time highs and we are entering the summer months when the stock market tends to generate

## How Risky is Your Portfolio? – Another Perspective

Last week, Lowell posted a blog asking the question “How Risky is Your Portfolio?” and reminded us that portfolio returns are a function of the expected returns from the assets in our “quiver” and the risk associated with these assets as represented by their volatility. I thought

## Schrodinger Portfolio Review: 15 March 2023

One of two reference portfolios is the Schrodinger. The other is the Copernicus. Were one to lose all spreadsheets and access to databases, these two different investing models would survive and serve the investor quite well. As for the term

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