As promised in Monitoring Sources of Bond Return, we can show more history if we use CPI instead of expected inflation (from the TIP inflation breakeven yield). Here are the results with history back to 1953. From TimelyPortfolio However, mo...

A violin plot is a combination box plot and a kernel density plot: it starts with a box plot, and adds a rotated kernel density plot to each side of the box plot. You can create violin plots with the vioplot function (from the vioplot package) package in R. When looking at the volatility of financial instruments, the financial...

This is the third post in the Backtesting in Excel and R series and it will show how to backtest a simple strategy in R. It will follow the 4 steps Damian outlined in his post on how to backtest a simple strategy in Excel.Step 1: Get the dataThe ...