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S&P 500 Q4 Earnings Off To A Rough Start

S&P 500 Q4 Earnings Off To A Rough Start

As we continue along through fourth quarter earnings season, the results thus far have not been as positive as previously hoped.  Since October 2014, however, we have seen a steady decline in earnings per share consensus for the S&P 500.  […]

Gambler’s Fallacy – An Investment Version

Gambler’s Fallacy – An Investment Version

Gambler’s Fallacy – An Investment Version by Matt Brice, The SOVA Group Gambler’s Fallacy has something to do with events and frequency.  You can read about it here.  My version of gambler’s fallacy is that people associate the statistical risk/reward […]

UBS: China GDP To Grow 6.8% In 2015

UBS: China GDP To Grow 6.8% In 2015

China’s 2015 GDP growth forecast at 6.8% China’s 2015 GDP growth forecast has been maintained at 6.8 percent, as further policy support and export recovery is expected to help bolster the sluggish economy. China’s 2015 GDP growth forecast has been […]

Hedge Fund Replication: A Model Combination Approach

Hedge Fund Replication: A Model Combination Approach

Hedge Fund Replication: A Model Combination Approach Michael S. O’Doherty University of Missouri at Columbia – Department of Finance Eugene Savin University of Iowa – Henry B. Tippie College of Business – Department of Economics Ashish Tiwari University of Iowa […]

Farmland Has Another Strong Year, Up 13% In 2014

Farmland Has Another Strong Year, Up 13% In 2014

Last year’s agricultural assets returned a healthy 12.63%, according to the NCREIF Farmland Index.  While it is certainly not as impressive as 2013’s farmland annual returns of 20.93%, the 2014 return was well within the long term average annual return […]