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Replicating Private Equity With Liquid Public Securities

April 23, 2019 - Fundraising for the private equity industry has been knocking it out of the park over the past number of years, with $3 trillion raised from investors since 2012. As one private equity firm remains on track to raise the largest leveraged…
Julian
April 23, 2019
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Whatever You Do, Don’t Invest Based on Dividend Yield

April 18, 2019 - The classic thinking that many amateur investors, and even some professionals, have is that if you buy a stock with a high dividend yield, you should do well in the markets. Certainly, there is no shortage of dividend-investing hype and catch…
Julian
April 18, 2019
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Value Investing Is Dead! #FAKENEWS

April 3, 2019 - Value investing’s obituary has been written numerous times over the past decade. The reason attributed to its death is poor performance. Is this reality or is it fake news? The Found Art of Value Investing Value investing, the practice of buying…
Julian
April 3, 2019
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The Ephemeral Nature of Stock Market Timing Signals

March 26, 2019 - Stock market timing strategies have been around since the dawn of markets. They are utilized to forecast trends, from bear markets to bull markets, and everything in between. The goal in using stock market indicators is to be fully invested in…
Julian
March 26, 2019
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The Danger of Return Targeting

March 19, 2019 - Pension funds are some of the most sophisticated investors in the market. These funds represent enormous pools of capital, some larger than $100 billion, so their resources are near limitless and they are typically run by the best and brightest. Pension…
Julian
March 19, 2019
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Can Merger Arbitrage Be Managed Passively?

March 6, 2019 - I spent a recent Sunday afternoon reading “Merger Masters: Tales of Arbitrage” by Kate Welling and Mario Gabelli. The book explores how top merger arbitrage practitioners execute this storied investment strategy. A Primer on Merger Arbitrage Merger arbitrage, commonly known as…
Julian
March 6, 2019
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How Multi-Billion-Dollar Endowments Are Investing Their Money

February 26, 2019 - The 2018 NACUBO-TIAA Study of Endowments was recently released. This study looks at the asset allocation of 802 U.S. college and university endowments and foundations, representing approximately $617 billion in professionally managed financial assets. NACUBO’s study looks at each endowment’s asset…
Julian
February 26, 2019