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What is “Slippage?”

January 20, 2014 by


Most back testing frameworks model slippage. It is worth knowing what it is.

Asymmetric Beta: A Clue to Low Volatility Outperformance

January 8, 2014 by


Low volatility stocks and ETFs seem to perform better than they ought to.  In recent years they have provided similar returns to the overall market, but with lower risk. This phenomenon is referred to as “the low volatility anomaly.”  We take a statistical look at the question to see if we can find clues to […]

MOOC Production: Field Trip Video Kit

August 13, 2013 by


This is a recommended set of equipment to record onsite videos.

Review: Weber Performer Gold Charcoal Grill

July 5, 2013 by


I upgrade from my “mini” grill to a serious charcoal appliance. $299 at Home Depot

How News Affects Stock Prices

May 23, 2013 by


A quick overview of news, prices and technologies.

Why do low volatility ETFs have alpha?

May 9, 2013 by


A recent white paper answers the question.

Opinion: DOW 15,000 is a Sugar High

May 4, 2013 by


The DOW recently touched 15,000 and it will probably blast through that mark. It makes me worried.

Alpha: A Measure of Fund Management Skill

April 20, 2013 by


A short discussion of this important metric.

StumpGrinder: Our ETF Arsenal

April 7, 2013 by


We use an elite group of 12 ETFs in the StumpGrinder portfolio.

StumpGrinder: An Open Source Actively Managed Portfolio of ETFs

April 7, 2013 by


Follow along as we use quantitative algorithms to manage a real live meat-and-potatoes portfolio of 12 ETFs you’d be happy to have your mom in. We will trade this portfolio monthly in a real account and report the trades and performance of the portfolio.


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