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.
January 13, 2019Read More
December 02, 2018Read More
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.
November 04, 2018Read More
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...
June 01, 2018Read More
In last week's Factor Spotlight, we discussed how the Market Sensitivity (Beta) factor was being flagged as Overbought and appeared to be reaching an inflection point. I wanted to quickly follow up as the factor has indeed seen a sell-off on both a cumulative and normalized basis in the global and US markets.
March 14, 2017Read More
2017's bull market continued in February, with Dividend Yield being the month's standout factor. The low volatility factor’s positive return in an up month is also quite notable. Even low beta stocks, which are expected to underperform when markets are up significantly, were basically flat. Book/Price was the laggard this month. And Momentum, the best performing factor in the latter half of...