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The Little Stock that Beats the Market

Back in early February I penned a post focusing on the methodology of Joel Greenblatt, author of “The Little Book That Beats the Market” and manager of super-successful hedge fund Gotham Partners. At the time Greenblatt only owned 4 stocks, and his sister (who runs…

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The Singularity is Near! ! !

But, in the meantime, he’s busy running a quant hedge fund. FatKat – Financial Accerlerating Transactions from Kurzweil Adaptive Technologies Fortune article here.

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Creative Capitalism

I just finished reading “Founders at Work“, a highly recommended book comprised of interviews with many successful entrepreneurs who founded companies such as Paypal, Hotmail, etc. It is written in a similar style as Market Wizards, and the book is easy to pick up and…

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To Infinity and Beyond!

I have mentioned the magazine cover indicator before on this blog, and there is a new academic paper out in the current FAJ on the subject – “Are Cover Stories Effective Contrarian Indicators?“. The Economist had a good review of the article titled, “Covered in…

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Hedgies Piggybacking

One of my favorite topics on World Beta is mining the SEC filings for hedge fund ideas. Judging by how many people have bookmarked the portfolios on Stockpickr, they are the most popular topic on the blog as well. The 13Fs come out in a…

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Want to Invest in DE Shaw?

Most of the top hedge funds in the world are closed to new investors. Or, if they are open to investors the minimums are so high only the top echelon of the rich and institutions can access them. However, what if I told you that…

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Emanuel Derman’s Blog

Just came across his blog – it’s a good read. He is a much more sophisticated and academic (I consider myself a quant lite), but does a good job of distilling complex ideas into simple explanations. He is also the author of “My Life as…

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Hedge Funds

Readers of this blog will have already seen the material, but I have an article this month in the British publication, The Technical Analyst. Link to the article – “Comparing Returns: Market Timing vs. Hedge Fund Indices“. I’m on the East Coast (DC, NC, SC)…

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