A quick post on some changes to the blog. Overall, the blog will be still mainly be focused on quantitative investing. I will also continue to write about investing in retirement which has it’s own challenges. Now for the changes.
- The biggest change to the blog is that you’ll start to see more posts about the economy and economic indicators. This has long been a hobby of mine. Now I’ll just write about it for public consumption. The focus will be on quantitative indicators of the economy. This is directly applicable to investing since stocks lose the most during recessions.
- I have now incorporated economic indicators as a portfolio allocation tool particularly in my quant stock portfolios. The goal being much lower drawdowns. This results in much higher risk adjusted returns, e.g higher compound annual returns for a target drawdown. All my quant work is done with Portfolio123.com. Still the best tool for the little guy that I have found. I’m also considering making some of my quant portfolios available as Smart Alpha models on the platform.
- For all TAA portfolio tracking and implementation I now use AllocateSmartly. Besides easing my workload it has increased the breadth of portfolios I have access to. And more importantly it has increased my confidence in these strategies and has led to better portfolio decisions due to better professional level data.
If there is anything else you think would be a good idea to address on a regular basis on the blog please let me know in the comments.
That’s about it. Here’s to a successful 2017.
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