Investment Talk

Compounding With Futures

This is probably the most exciting post on this website as it shows the power of the quantitative investment approach.  Although conventional investing wisdom talks a lot about the power …

How Risky Are Futures?

In the posts Quantifying Market Risk and Quantifying Trading System Risk we had a look at the risks involved in the financial markets in general and the risks involved in …

Quantifying Market Risk

There is a widely held perception that investing in the futures markets is risky.  In particular, the possibility that you can lose more than your invested capital is a big …

How Risky Are Stocks?

Conventional investing wisdom says that investing in stocks is riskier than investing in bonds.  In fact, the percentage allocation of a portfolio to stocks vs bonds is usually determined by …

Buyer Beware

You might be interested in using a quantitative approach for your investing but you do not have the background or the time to develop your own quantitative strategies.  If you …

Dollar Cost Averaging

One of the tenets of conventional investing wisdom is Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA).  This means buying a fixed dollar amount of the underlying security on a regular basis.  The premise …

Following the Gurus

In every discipline you will find the amazing success stories, the expert players and the gurus with the huge following.  The financial and investment industry is no different.  It is …