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Creating Long Short Portfolios in Equities Lab Shorting stocks is hard to do profitably. Very hard. That said, adding a short component to portfolios can reduce drawdown. Long/Short portfolios are also useful to see if factors are important for good investment performance. Using the islongshort macro To model a long/short portfolio with maximum control, use the islongshort macro.…
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How are investments like apple pie? Think back to the last slice of apple pie you have had. My last slice, eaten with my wife and two daughters, was delicious. It was out of this world. For me, it was the best apple pie. What makes it special? The recipe (passed down from my mother in law to my wife, Emily) is simple: Ingredients: 6 Granny Smith Apples 1/2 cup of sugar cinnamon nutmeg Four Pillsbury frozen pie crusts First question: why are we using four pie crusts for one pie?!?…
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The stock market is no longer simply about buying stocks you believe in and selling those you don’t. Today’s stock market is full of promotion and false statistics. This is the negative affect of the information age as many people have used these mediums as a way to spread lies that play into their personal agenda.…