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Profitability is closer to an inflection point

December 16, 2018

I hope all is well as we head into year-end and the holiday season. Before we dive in this week, I’m thrilled to announce that you can now view current and past issues of Factor Spotlight directly on this blog. You can also filter articles based on keywords to more quickly find specific topics you would like to explore further.

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Omer Cedar
Omer Cedar

Profitability nearing a Bottom

December 09, 2018

After a tumultuous four-day trading week, we wanted to quickly check in on some factors that we've been tracking, and then examine why Profitability is being flagged as “Extremely Oversold,” and compare the current period to previous times of weakness for that factor.

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Omer Cedar
Omer Cedar

Value vs Earnings Yield

December 02, 2018

I hope those of you in the US enjoyed Thanksgiving weekend with your families while we took a brief hiatus from Factor Spotlight. This week, we'll provide an update on some factors we've been tracking for the past few weeks, as well as dig into an interesting phenomenon that we're observing in the relationship between Earnings Yield and Value.

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Omer Cedar
Omer Cedar

Risk-Off is back in Demand

November 18, 2018

Thanks to all who braved the weather to attend the Learn2Quant conference in New York on Friday. For those unable to make it, I'll share the slides from my presentation on "How to be Factor Aware” once they're available.

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Omer Cedar
Omer Cedar

Post Midterms: Quality Back in Demand

November 11, 2018

Before we jump into this week's Factor Spotlight, I wanted to let you know that I will be at Learn2Quant New York on Friday, November 16, where I will be leading a session on "How to be Factor Aware" alongside Axioma's Melissa Brown. If you're in NYC this upcoming week, we hope you can attend.

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Omer Cedar
Omer Cedar

Short Squeeze or Sustainable Rebound

November 04, 2018

This week's market rally has resulted in pundits pointing towards a recovery due to better-than-expected corporate earnings and a softening of the trade war between the US and China. In our conversations with clients, we're hearing a lot of speculation about whether or not this is a legitimate bounce in the market or simply a short squeeze in the wake of the broad selloff of the past several...

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Omer Cedar
Omer Cedar

Characteristics of the Recent Selloff

October 28, 2018

Over the past couple of weeks, we've discussed the factor rotation we observed during the initial market selloff, and how you can create a defensive basket of ETFs to maximize exposure to the defensive factors (Value, Profitability) and minimize exposure to the cyclical factors (Volatility, Market Sensitivity).

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Omer Cedar
Omer Cedar

How to get Defensive With Your Portfolio

October 24, 2018

Last week, we discussed how much the market's recent drawdown was driven by a factor rotation away from the cyclical factors (Volatility, Market Sensitivity, & Momentum) and into the more defensive factors of Size, Value, & Profitability. Though we've seen a market bounceback in the past week, movements continue to be heavily correlated with the factor rotation, as shown below.

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Omer Cedar
Omer Cedar

Factormaggedon 2018?

October 12, 2018

Taking a break from our usual focus on a specific factor this week, we'll be sharing our observations on the recent market sell-off from a factor point-of-view. The Nasdaq and Dow are off to their worst start to a fourth-quarter since 2008, and we’re seeing one of the steepest market declines in recent memory. While many pundits are blaming rising interest rates, industrial weakness, and...

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Omer Cedar
Omer Cedar

Decomposing the Size Factor

October 07, 2018

Oct 7, 2018

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Omer Cedar
Omer Cedar