October 16, 2018

CAPM – Capital Asset Pricing Model

CAPM – Capital Asset Pricing Model

The CAPM is a staple of most every finance course that focuses on the valuation of equity investments. And though it may be a very good way to begin the process of teaching students how to effectively analyze securities there are a lot of assumptions that make it very difficult to use in a real world setting.…

October 5, 2018

Changing the Benchmark

Equities Lab

Learn how to benchmark your strategy versus various benchmarks, ranging from indexes, to stocks and other strategies.

Imagine you have a large cap screen

Imagine you have a large cap screen Cutting to the chase, imagine you have a simple screen that finds reasonable large cap companies.  That screen is literally

Cutting to the chase, imagine you have a simple screen that finds reasonable large cap companies.  That screen is literally “import ohlson_o_score < -3 and mc > 10b”

Click on “® B 9”

Click on

Click on “I Trading Rules”

Click on

Click on “S&P 500”

Click on

Add AAPL for a tough benchmark.

September 26, 2018

Who’s Betting on Blockchain? – the Thousand Year Article

With all the hype surrounding Bitcoin in recent years due to price fluctuations, it’s been hard to ignore. You hear about it on business news, you read about it on your Twitter feed, and then you hear the word “blockchain”. Blockchain is essentially the technological architecture that supports Bitcoin, but it holds far more potential than just that.

September 19, 2018

What happens to $AAPL when they release a new iPhone?

What happens to $AAPL when they release a new iPhone?

Whenever I’m speaking to people about AAPL they tend to ask the same question. Apple just released a new phone, should I buy into their stock now since there will be an influx of sales? The gut reaction I, and many other people within the industry have, is that the future sales are already baked into the share price.…

August 15, 2018

Equities Lab vs. Gurufocus: Which Backtest Software


This article pits Equities Lab and Gurufocus against each other, to determine which one deserves the individual investor’s loyalty. This is simple, once the criteria for a “good” backtesting tool is specified.


Investopedia.com states that backtesting is “the process of testing a trading strategy on relevant historical data to ensure its viability before the trader risk any actual capital.…

June 20, 2018

Stock Pick Guide

Tyler McCain

Click next to “Research Stock”

Here you will input the ticker symbol for the company you are looking to analyze. This can be anything within our system. For this case we are going to be using AAPL.

Adjust the dates

You can adjust the time frame of the chart going back to 1995.

June 20, 2018

Death Crosses Don’t Work

OK, what is a death cross, and what do I mean by “it doesn’t work”? A death cross is a (very) vivid name for a short term moving average slipping below a longer term moving average.  Technical analysts love to sell when they see death crosses, and buy when they see golden crosses.…

June 19, 2018

How to Use a Watchlist

How to Use a Watchlist

Henry Crutcher

A brief intro to get more out of watchlists, which help you manage your holdings.

Visit a watchlist

Your Holdings view is a collection of all your watchlists, gathered under title bars for each one. Here we show just one (FCA Dividends). The score is monthly returns, which is a bit short term for our taste.…

June 6, 2018

F-Score and Equity Short-Term Reversals

Quantpedia Strategies

As I was recently looking around at other quantitative firms, I happened across Quantpedia. In the past we’ve spoken to Quantpedia and are actually featured on their website. However, this time around I was taking a look in their screener section and came across the “F-score and Equity short-term reversals”.…

May 18, 2018

Portfolio123 Alternative: Equities Lab Backtester

Portfolio123 has increased their prices, is it time to change?

With the recent price increase in the services provided by Portfolio123, it has come to light that many users of their service may be looking for alternatives. We’ve been getting a number of calls these past couple of days from disgruntled users, and we have decided to write out the comparisons between Portfolio123 and Equities Lab here.…