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Jan 08 2019

Bridesmaid Strategy - Asset Classes

  • Jan 8, 2019

The best we can say about last year’s Bridesmaid asset—the S&P 500—is that it did not underperform “the S&P 500.”

Nov 15 2018

Asset Allocation: As Bad As It Gets

  • Nov 15, 2018

Asset Allocation in 2018 is about as bad as it gets. No major asset class has done well.

Nov 07 2018

For Asset Allocators, As Bad As It Gets!

  • Nov 7, 2018

During 2018, no major asset class has done well, and in most respects the opportunity-set available this year has been among the worst in the last 50 years.

Jan 06 2018

Bridesmaid Strategy: Risk & Return

  • Jan 6, 2018

The concept of risk is hardly at the forefront of the investor psyche after the second-least volatile year in stock market history.

Jan 06 2018

Asset Allocation: Buy Strength Or Weakness?

  • Jan 6, 2018

We are contrarians at heart, but learned quickly that successful contrarian investing is far more complicated than simply buying assets that are down the most in price.

Jan 07 2017

Bridesmaid Track Record

  • Jan 7, 2017

U.S. 10-Year Treasury Bonds—last year’s Bridesmaid holding—eked out a 1% gain in 2016, a disappointing result but one that preserved a streak of positive annual returns dating back to 2001 (Table 2).