Omega Point Blog

Identifying Crowded Names - Q4 2021 Earnings Season

January 16, 2022

There is no shortage of systematic distortion in the market as we kick off Q4 2021 earnings season. As we have in the past, we will highlight the most crowded stocks from both a long and short perspective as earnings calls begin. Crowded stocks can exhibit exacerbated pricing pressure when material information reaches the market. In addition, earnings releases can increase price volatility,...

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Kevin Wahlberg
Kevin Wahlberg

Quantifying the Impact of an Increasingly Hawkish Fed

January 09, 2022

This week, we’re temporarily pausing our “Where’s the Alpha?” series to help our community analyze the potential impact of the Fed’s hawkish surprise earlier this week.

The Fed’s Dec 14-15 meeting minutes became publicly available on Tuesday, revealing that the Fed intends to accelerate the reduction of the bonds held on its balance sheet. While most observers expected measured rate increases,...

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Kevin Wahlberg
Kevin Wahlberg

Where’s the Alpha? - 2021 Edition

January 02, 2022

The transition from one year into the next offers opportunities for reflection and learning. As we mark the end of a year filled with tumult and tribulation, we can use past patterns to help inform where we may find new successes in the future. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be looking back to 2021 to help understand what the alpha opportunity looked like for fundamental investors and help...

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Alyx Flournoy, CFA
Alyx Flournoy, CFA