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What's Driving Volatility & Beta?

April 07, 2019
In light of the substantial rally in the US market over the past week, we'll be refocusing our attention on our US model in order to see how the key Volatility and Market Sensitivity factors have behaved. We'll also attempt to identify what's been driving these factors by decomposing their underlying long and short components.
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Omer Cedar
Omer Cedar

Recession-Resilient Stocks Around the World

March 31, 2019
We hope the start of spring has been treating you well. This week, the market digested the implications of an inverted yield curve along with data suggesting the economy has been losing momentum. In light of this, today we'll be using our new Security Search feature to find companies within our worldwide model that are better suited to weather an economic recession and potential...
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Omer Cedar
Omer Cedar

Finding the Top Growth and Value Names Abroad

March 24, 2019
Over the past two weeks, we've explored global trends in Growth and Value to determine the countries that have had the most (and least) exposure to those factors. Today, using our new Security Search feature, we're going to find the best positioned Growth and Value stocks across the worldwide model (70k+ stocks).
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Omer Cedar
Omer Cedar

The Global Value Environment

March 17, 2019
Last week, we took a look at the Growth picture in the US, China, Japan, and Canada in the lens of our global model. Today, as we continue our series on global factor trends, we'll assess how Value factor screens within global indices, to see where investors might find the most Value-friendly markets abroad.
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Omer Cedar
Omer Cedar

The Global Search for Growth

March 10, 2019
Continuing our exploration of the worldwide vs. US models, we're starting a series where we'll examine the factor characteristics and trends within broad global indices. This week, we'll start by examining Growth factor trends in key countries to better understand the country selection movements that are likely to follow.
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Omer Cedar
Omer Cedar

Comparing Factor Performance in a Global vs. US Model

March 03, 2019
Typically, the factor trends that we observe in Factor Spotlight are based on our US model. This week, we'll be introducing our worldwide model by taking a look at how some of the major factors have behaved on the global level, compared to what we're seeing in the US.
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Omer Cedar
Omer Cedar

Offensive Recovery Finale — The Model Portfolio

February 24, 2019
Following up on last week's discussion, we conclude our multi-part series on positioning for a potential market recovery, by building and analyzing a model portfolio that internalizes the insights we've gained from prior recoveries. Through the construction of a model portfolio we've uncovered an intuitive insight applicable to the recent recovery so please make sure to read the section...
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Omer Cedar
Omer Cedar

Contemplating a Recovery: adding the idiosyncratic volatility factor to the mix

February 17, 2019

I hope today's post finds you well and you are enjoying your Presidents' Day weekend. In last week’s Factor Spotlight, we sought to associate changes in fundamental factors—growth and profitability—with net momentum, and found that 77% of the time growth and profitability moved in the same direction, so did net momentum. 

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Omer Cedar
Omer Cedar

Offense or Defense? Positioning for a Possible Recovery - Part 2

February 10, 2019
Today we continue our analysis of early stage market rebounds with the goal of helping uncover potential offensive and defensive sector strategies that may be useful for investors in the current market. Last week we tried to find commonalities in net momentum across sectors during recovery periods. The idea being that defensive sectors tend to underperform and more cyclical or “growthy”...
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Omer Cedar
Omer Cedar

Offense or Defense? Positioning for a Possible Recovery

February 05, 2019

Today we're kicking off a multi-week analysis of the early stages of market rebounds. One area of focus is the examination of sectors investors might want to focus on, depending on whether they're seeking to get offensive or stay defensive in the market. Thus, today we will be starting our analysis through the lens of sector performance during previous market rebounds. We'll also share a quick...

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Omer Cedar
Omer Cedar