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New Quant Backtester Download

One of the main reasons people subscribe to The Idea Farm is that it comes with an Excel download that lets you backtest asset allocation and tactical strategies back to 1973.  Honestly I think this is worth the subscription fee alone. It currently includes 12…

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Over $100k in Prizes

We’ve had a few five figure winners from blog readers in past contests, let’s get some more! AQR Insight ($100,000 prize) NAAIM Wagner Award ($10,000 prize) MTA Dow Award ($5,000 prize)

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Advisors Have it Wrong, the Robots are Your Friend!

I’ve talked to death about roboadvisors, asset allocation, and ETFs over the past year.  In general it is a wonderful time to be an investor, and many robos have reduced the cost of managing an asset allocation portfolio down to about 0.25% (plus ETF fees) with…

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The Trinity Portfolio

We examined 15 famous asset allocation strategies in my last book Global Asset Allocation.  (If you haven’t read it yet I’ll send you a free copy.) I would like to have included a lot more tactical ideas in the book but there is a constant…

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Idea Conferences

  Below is a list of conferences that are a good source of new investment ideas, roughly in approximate order of the calendar year. Am I missing any good ones? Wine Retreat AFG Research Ira Sohn Value Investing Congress  Value Conferences  Drobny  The Big Picture …

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