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Invest with the Fed?

Does Federal Reserve (Fed) policy strongly and differently affect individual stock? In his April 2024 paper entitled “Navigating Federal Reserve Policy with IFED”, Rufus Rankin analyzes performance of the Invest With the Fed (IFED) stock selection strategy, which selects portfolios positioned to prosper across environments signaled by Fed actions. Specifically, the strategy selects individual equities… Keep Reading

Best Equity Risk Premium

What are the different ways of estimating the equity risk premium, and which one is best? In the March 2024 update of his paper entitled “Equity Risk Premiums (ERP): Determinants, Estimation and Implications – The 2024 Edition”, Aswath Damodaran updates a comprehensive overview of equity risk premium estimation. He examines why different approaches to estimating… Keep Reading

Weekly Summary of Research Findings: 5/6/24 – 5/10/24

Below is a weekly summary of our research findings for 5/6/24 through 5/10/24. These summaries give you a quick snapshot of our content the past week so that you can quickly decide what’s relevant to your investing needs. Subscribers: To receive these weekly digests via email, click here to sign up for our mailing list.

Returns and Volatilities of ETF Option Strategies

How well do simple option strategies work when applied to equity and bond exchange-traded funds (ETF)? In his April 2024 paper entitled “Effectiveness of Various Options Strategies for Exchange-Traded Funds“, Rishikesh Mahadevan tests five simple option strategies on ETFs, with all options held to expiration: Covered Call – sell a call option on an ETF… Keep Reading

Making AI Do Numbers to Predict Stock Returns

Can large language models like ChatGPT work with numbers to support technical analysis of stock returns rather than just words to support sentiment analysis? In his April 2024 paper entitled “StockGPT: A GenAI Model for Stock Prediction and Trading”, Dat Mai introduces StockGPT, an autoregressive model trained and tested on stock returns rather than firm… Keep Reading

Party in Power and Currency Exchange Rates

Are there predictable dollar exchange rate trends according to which U.S. political party is in power? In their March 2024 paper entitled “Presidential Cycles and Exchange Rates”, Pasquale Della Corte and Hsuan Fu investigate whether the party holding the U.S. presidency predicts the dollar exchange rate. Their presidential cycle starts in November with a presidential… Keep Reading

Best Approach for Shorting Leveraged ETFs?

Is shorting leveraged exchange-traded funds (LETF) reliably attractive? In their March 2024 paper entitled “Investigating Long-Term Short Pairing Strategies for Leveraged Exchange-Traded Funds Using Machine Learning Techniques”, Hamed Khadivar, Elaheh Nikbakht and Thomas Walker test the profitability of continually shorting seven portfolios of matched pairs of bull and bear LETFs: 100% bull. 75% bull and… Keep Reading

Failure of Non-causal Factor Strategies

Do widely used associational (rather than causal) methods used by researchers to specify factor models of asset returns work? In their March 2024 paper entitled “The Case for Causal Factor Investing”, Marcos Lopez de Prado, Alex Lipton and Vincent Zoonekynd describe the shortcomings of associational methods of factor model development. They address p-hacking (data snooping),… Keep Reading

Weekly Summary of Research Findings: 4/29/24 – 5/3/24

Below is a weekly summary of our research findings for 4/29/24 through 5/3/24. These summaries give you a quick snapshot of our content the past week so that you can quickly decide what’s relevant to your investing needs. Subscribers: To receive these weekly digests via email, click here to sign up for our mailing list.

Combining Equity Market Stress and Sentiment Indications

Does combining widely used measures of equity market stress with news sentiment as interpreted by large language models such as ChatGPT support a robust risk-on/risk-off market timing strategy? In their April 2024 paper entitled “Stress Index Strategy Enhanced with Financial News Sentiment Analysis for the Equity Markets”, Baptiste Lefort, Eric Benhamou, Jean-Jacques Ohana, David Saltiel,… Keep Reading