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5 posts from December 2008

December 31, 2008

8 Mistakes Money Managers Make Article

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Cameron Hight, President and CEO of Alpha Theory was recently interviewed on Fox Business News by Liz Claman.  During the interview, Cameron discussed "8 Mistakes Money Managers Make", each of which are listed below.  Please read the article and vote for the most common mistake.  Also, please comment and let us know of other mistakes that we should address. 


  

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Cameron Hight, President and CEO of Alpha Theory was recently interviewed on Fox Business News by Liz Claman.  During the interview, Cameron discussed "8 Mistakes Money Managers Make", each of which are listed below.  Please read the article and vote for the most common mistake.  Also, please comment and let us know of other mistakes that we should address. 


  

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Alpha Theory Founder on Fox Business News This Afternoon

Alpha Theory Founder and President, Cameron Hight, will be featured on Fox Business News’ “Countdown to the Closing Bell” on Wednesday, December 31st at 3:40pm EST. He will be discussing a two step approach to making better portfolio decisions in 2009.

Step 1: Before making any investment, force yourself to write down your potential profit if your thesis is correct, loss if you are incorrect and the probability of each.

Step 2: Use those numbers to calculate a basic risk-adjusted return.  The math is easy and a calculator can be found on our website: www.AlphaTheory.com/calculator.

A risk-adjusted return becomes your tool to ensure that you are making a rational decision instead of relying on mental calculation and heuristics. 

For the channel near you, please go to: http://www.foxbusiness.com/channel_finder.html

December 30, 2008

5 Ways Analysts Benefit from Alpha Theory

Alpha Theory is generally thought of as a portfolio management tool where the analysts enter inputs and the portfolio manager makes decisions.  But Alpha Theory is designed to make analysts’ lives easier and their contributions more impactful.  Check out the 5 ways that Alpha Theory makes a difference for analysts.

Read the article at 5 Ways Analyst Benefit from Alpha Theory

December 26, 2008

Risk-Adjusted Return is the optimal method to construct a portfolio

Alpha Theory recently ran a Monte Carlo simulation comparing the Alpha Theory position sizing technique to a myriad of common position sizing methodologies including Kelly Criterion (Optimal F), Up / Down Ratio, Equal Weighting (and by proxy 14 Markowitz Mean-Variance Modern Portfolio Theory systems).  Alpha Theory measured success by measuring the amount of Portfolio Expected Return added per 1% of portfolio exposure.  Alpha Theory beat the closest methodology, Kelly Criterion, by 18%, Up / Down Ratio by 52%, Equal Weighting by 48%. 

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December 21, 2008

Is your portfolio ready for 2009? Getting back to fundamentals.

It seems that every firm we speak to is struggling with the same set of problems right now. The manic nature of the market has caused a lot of funds to lose sight of their fundamental process.  Firms are also struggling to improve their risk controls, raise and maintain capital, and are feeling the pressure to provide greater transparency.  These are indeed unique and challenging times to be running a fund.

 Alpha Theory has listened to the concerns from our clients and we’ve built in several ways to address these fundamental challenges. The New Year presents an opportunity to those firms that can adapt to changing circumstances and we are committed to helping our clients maximize their ability to respond to this climate. Here is how Alpha Theory can help you address these issues in 2009:

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