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Volatility

If You Can't Tame Volatility, Can You at Least Time It?

September 13, 2020
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Alyx Flournoy, CFA
Alyx Flournoy, CFA

You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide From Runaway Volatility

August 30, 2020
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Alyx Flournoy, CFA
Alyx Flournoy, CFA

Volatility is Partying Like It's...2009?

August 23, 2020
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Alyx Flournoy, CFA
Alyx Flournoy, CFA

Hunting for Value in a Falling Market

March 08, 2020
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Omer Cedar
Omer Cedar

Better Portfolios Through Experimentation

December 08, 2019

We hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving weekend with your family while we took the week off from Factor Spotlight to do the same. Today, we’re excited to introduce our latest product feature - the Experiments Manager, which is now available for all Omega Point members. The utility of Experiments revolves around portfolio rebalancing, as it allows you to evaluate different “what-if”...

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Omer Cedar
Omer Cedar

Building a Smarter Tech Hedge

November 03, 2019

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve discussed the benefits of using a smarter hedge basket vs. the standard and ubiquitous ETF hedges that most portfolio managers use to some extent. Most recently, we built a higher Volatility basket out of the SPY constituents, through which a manager could have made an incremental +5.68% return per year over the traditional SPY hedge.

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Omer Cedar
Omer Cedar

Building a Superior SPY Hedge

October 27, 2019

Last week, we discussed the significant drawbacks of using the S&P 500 SPDR (SPY) as a market exposure hedge. We established that 1) the SPY hedge is wildly common among the institutional investment community (40% of the SPY’s AUM is short interest), and 2) it carries an inherent long bet on Volatility - a negative premia factor that’s down 32% over the past five years.

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Omer Cedar
Omer Cedar

The Inherent Volatility of a SPY Hedge

October 20, 2019

This week we’ll be kicking off a series on “smart hedging,” by which we aim to find a more efficient and elegant solution to hedging market exposure in your portfolio. We’ll also provide our weekly market and factor update.

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Omer Cedar
Omer Cedar

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

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