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Evaluating Hedge Fund Managers on Walk, Not Talk

…once adjusted for actual (rather than claimed) investing style, recent hedge fund performance is not a reliable indicator of superior manager ability but is a reliable indicator of inferior manager ability.

The Stock Picking Expertise of the Business Media

…neither journalists nor their informants can systematically and accurately predict stock prices.

99 Cents Is Not a Sale Price

…short-term returns are on average significantly higher (lower) following closing prices that lie just above (below) a round number. The effect is probably of ancillary use only to traders.

Slim Pickings Among Stock Picks of Columnists?

…the buy recommendations of columnists in prominent business magazines on average underperform an equal-weighted benchmark over the weeks, months and first year after publication. Columnists in Forbes tend to outperform those in Business Week and Fortune.

Consistently Expensive Types of Equity Options

…options for stock indexes are expensive compared to options for the average individual stock, and options for small and value stocks are expensive compared to options for large and growth stocks. Hedge portfolios exploiting these differences may offer abnormal returns.

Concentrating the Superior Knowledge of Short Sellers

…investors can concentrate the informed signals of short sellers by locating stocks with high short interest and low institutional ownership, and an increasing ratio of short interest to institutional ownership.

Are Monthly Non-farm Employment Announcements Tradable Events?

…change in non-farm employment by itself does not offer enough short-term explanatory power with respect to the stock market to justify trading on the announcement.

Jim Cramer Offers You His Protection?

Because of the uncertainties involved in choosing stocks, investors/traders are constantly seeking affirmation of their picks. One place they go for affirmation is Jim Cramer’s Mad Money on CNBC. When you get Jim Cramer’s blessing, you’ve got an edge. Your returns will be better than those of your too-good-for-Cramer peers. Or will they? We construct… Keep Reading

A Different Factor Model for Each Group of Stocks?

…while dominant factors may be common, different groups of stocks require different factor models to explain the variation in returns among individual stocks within them.

Strategies for Investing in Options of Individual Stocks

…investors are willing to pay a premium to protect themselves from crashes in individual stocks. Systematically selling puts on individual stocks, with sufficient leverage, can enhance equity portfolio performance.