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    The goal of this article is to illustrate how seemingly inconsequential changes to the trading mechanics of a strategy, which have little impact on the long-term expected performance, can have a material impact on results in the short-term.

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  • Asset Allocation is Not for the Faint of Heart (Long Live Diversification)

    We have posted a lot of research on fairly complex asset allocation topics, but I think many readers would be surprised to learn that I am actually highly skeptical about historical market statistics. I don’t think that we can draw any …

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  • 3 Reasons to Ignore Dow 20,000 and Focus on Better Portfolio Outcomes

    Despite good intentions, many advisors overlook relatively simple ways to increase the likelihood of positive investment outcomes. This is largely due to a combination of behavioural biases, firm level constraints on portfolio holdings, and a lack of available tools to help advisors make best use of diversification opportunities.

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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 …

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  • Risk Parity and The Four Faces of Risk

    Benjamin Graham famously said that “In the short run, the market is a voting machine but in the long run, it is a weighing machine.” But this is not quite correct. Rather, in the short term, the market is a machine where investors “vote” about what the market will “weigh” in the future. Of course, when Benjamin Graham referred to…

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  • Can Robo-Advisors Evolve? Introducing Robo 2.0

    Over the past year or so, a new breed of online advisor has entered the space with a mission to take the robo-advisor model to the next level. While traditional robo-advisors have focused largely on cost reduction and convenient online engagement, the new breed is committed to nothing short of a quantum leap in innovation on the investment side.

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  • Tactical Asset Allocation Alpha and The Greatest Trick the Devil Ever Pulled

    The investment industry has investors convinced that the only path to better performance is through stock selection. As a result, most investors approach the challenge of portfolio construction exactly backward, and miss out on the most important opportunities to produce differentiated performance. The purpose of this series is to challenge the conventions that lead to misguided asset allocation priorities, and…

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