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The Avis Short Squeeze, Who’s Next?

November 21, 2021

Months after the “Meme Stock” and retail events of early 2021, fears of short squeezes resulting in massive losses are still very much on investors’ minds. Crowding among particular industries and individual stocks, combined with continued market volatility and increased retail investing, has maintained the conditions that have allowed more and more squeeze events to occur.

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Kevin Wahlberg
Kevin Wahlberg

Identifying Crowded Names - Q3 2021 Earnings Season

October 17, 2021

Crowding continues to be a popular topic of conversation among investors. Crowded stocks can exhibit exacerbated pricing pressure when material information reaches the market. In addition, earnings releases can increase price volatility, making earnings a strong catalyst for crowded names.

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Kevin Wahlberg
Kevin Wahlberg

The Return of Alpha

August 08, 2021

From the onset of the COVID pandemic through much of the year 2020, we saw the deterioration of alpha-driven stocks as common, systematic factors dictated performance. So this week, we’ll revisit a question we last posed at the beginning of the year: “Where’s the Alpha?”. Have opportunities for idiosyncratic, stock-specific outperformance returned? If so, where can we look to find it?

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Kevin Wahlberg
Kevin Wahlberg

Identifying Crowded Names - Q2 2021 Earnings Season

August 01, 2021

Before we dive into this week's topic on crowding, I wanted to let you know that a recording of our joint webinar with Qontigo: Macro Matters, Even for Fundamental Managers is now available to view on our website in case you missed the live webinar. We hope that you enjoy it.

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Alyx Flournoy, CFA
Alyx Flournoy, CFA

The ‘Short’ Story on Short Interest

June 27, 2021

In last week's edition of Factor Spotlight, we introduced our new partnership with S3 Partners along with the availability of S3's market-leading Short Interest, Crowding, and Securities Finance datasets on the Omega Point Platform. This week, we leverage this highly actionable dataset to glean more insight into the short interest landscape and highlight methods to help improve market...

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Kevin Wahlberg
Kevin Wahlberg

Introducing S3 Partners’ Short Interest Data to the Omega Point Platform

June 20, 2021

Before we dive in to this week’s topic, I want to remind our readers that there’s still time to register for our joint webinar with Qontigo on June 23 titled: Macro Matters, Even for Fundamental Managers, and we hope that you can join us. Now on to this week’s coverage. With today’s turbulent markets, the rise (and often subsequent fall) of the “meme stock,” and retail crusaders stepping into...

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Alyx Flournoy, CFA
Alyx Flournoy, CFA