Invisible Alpha Blog


Oct

06

2015
Book Review: DIY Financial Advisor

Book Review: DIY Financial Advisor

DIY Financial Advisor is the second book from the team at Alpha Architect.  As described by the authors (Wes Gray, Jack Vogel and David Foulke): DIY Financial Advisor outlines a step-by-step process through which investors can take control of their...

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Sep

23

2015
The Bear Market Paradox

The Bear Market Paradox

Michael Covel pointed out a great quote in a recent episode of his popular Trend Following podcast.  The quote came from a white paper authored by Graham Capital Management (emphasis my own): …“events” do not happen in a vacuum. They...

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Sep

16

2015
Is Everyone Really Using Protection?

Is Everyone Really Using Protection?

This morning Business Insider published an article titled “The Stock Market Typically Doesn’t Crash When Everyone Is Using Protection”.  It referenced research that concluded since a historically high number of market participants are already hedged, the market is unlikely to head...

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Sep

11

2015
Stock Market vs Statistics

Stock Market vs Statistics

When the stock market is falling, you’ll hear lots of stories about the reasons “why”.  You’ll also hear a lot people say things like this: “This is an overreaction.  It is a buying opportunity.  The economy is fine.” Understanding that...

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Sep

03

2015
Starting a Business vs. Indexing?

Starting a Business vs. Indexing?

A Vox article about Donald Trump made rounds around the internet this week.  Its main contention is that Mr. Trump isn’t actually that good of a businessman because he underperformed the S&P 500 over the past 30 or so years. Good...

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Aug

25

2015
Worried About Your Portfolio?

Worried About Your Portfolio?

Over the past three days, stock markets around the world suffered big losses.  The S&P 500 corrected over 10% in a short period of time and headlines across the globe were loaded with stock market horror stories. What was the...

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Aug

24

2015
Weekend Reading 8/21/2015

Weekend Reading 8/21/2015

Chickity China the Chinese market is the flavor of the month.  During the first half of the summer, olives, feta cheese and gyros dominated the headlines.  Now, as worries about an economic slowdown in China creep into the markets, the...

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Aug

20

2015
The Data Means What?

The Data Means What?

U.K. retail sales numbers were reported this morning which caused a reaction in the Pound.  Depending on who you are, this data can mean very different things.  Take a look at these two tweets that popped up side by side...

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