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Continuing in my exploration of the Russell 2000 (Russell 2000 Softail Fat Boy), I thought I would try to approach the topic with a low volatility paradox mindset. Since 2005, beta of the Russell 2000 compared to the S&P 500 has exceeded 1.2 ...

I very much enjoy papers such as Antonacci, Gary, Risk Premia Harvesting Through Momentum (September 5, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2042750 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2042750 Faber, Mebane T., A Quantitative Approach to T...

Almost always, when I see a system backtested, the backtest assumes a static portfolio with no contributions or withdrawals. This assumption only covers an extremely limited subset of my clients. Cash flows in and out of a portfolio or syst...

If the Russell 2000 were a motorcycle, maybe it should be a Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy. I have explored the exception case of the Russell 2000 in quite a few posts More Exploration of Crazy RUT Where are the Fat Tails? Crazy RUT but I st...

Tradeblotter announced the very nice features that will be added to the PerformanceAnalytics package as a result of the Google Summer of Code (GSOC) 2012 project: “…Matthieu commenced to produce dozens of new functions, extend several more existin...

SocialDataBlog’s kind reference in post Horizon plots with ggplot (not) motivated me to finish what the post started. I knew that ggplot2 would be a little more difficult to use for the purpose of a horizon plot, but I felt compelled to provide...

Mebane Faber’s post Buffett’s Alpha points out Warren Buffett’s 0.76 Sharpe Ratio discussed in the similarly title paper Buffet’s Alpha. I of course immediately think about the 8th Wonder of the World – the US Bond Market, whose Sharpe ...

(for all plot.xts posts, see http://timelyportfolio.blogspot.com/search/label/plot.xts) As another example of all that we can do with the new plot.xts, let’s try to do a price plot with a moving average overlays. We will use the ETFs shown by M...

I’m clearly out of my realm of competence with most of the rugarch functions, but I thought it might be nice to provide an example combining plot.xts and uGARCHroll. R code from GIST:

Anyone who has read 48 Industries (Dendrogram Ordered) Over 50 Years 48 Industries Since 1963 “Trend is Not Your Friend” Applied to 48 Industries Horizon Plots in Base Graphics More on Horizon Charts Application of Horizon Plots Horizon Plo...