March 3, 2017

How to Long or Short Bitcoin

In a nutshell, Bitcoin is either something as monumental as the introduction of the internet or as futile as the tech bubble of the late 90s. Bitcoin has been in the news for quite some time now, and over time, one begins to wonder if this is a bet you should be in on.

February 25, 2017

Backtest Rebalancing

What is rebalancing?

When you first start screening and backtesting for companies you are going to be presented with a number of different variables that need to be decided. One such variable is the rebalance period. Think of a rebalance as the following.

– When a portfolio is rebalanced it is assumed that all positions within that portfolio are sold, and all companies that are returned by the screener are purchased at the same weight at the same time.…

March 19, 2016

4 Investors Walk into a Bar, Seeking Liquidity

Thirsty? Do you sip at the market’s liquidity or do you gulp it down? By liquidity, we mean the amount of trading volume a stock has on a given day. If $10,000 worth of a stock trades on a given day, and you want to buy $100,000 worth, you’re going to be sad.…

September 25, 2015

The Realistic Side to Investing in Biotechnology

If you haven’t realized by now, biotechnology is one of my favorite investment fields, and by finding the right formula you will be able to tap into one of the fastest growing industries of the 21st century. In my previous article I discussed the pros and cons of investing in small or large biotech companies, and the historical performance of each of those strategies.…

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