Alternative data – a trendy subject nowadays – is non-traditional data that can be used in the investment process. An increased percentage of hedge fund managers are planning to use this kind of data and new analytics in their investment processes. Examples of alternative data are: Social media Sentiment Web crawls Satellite & weather Consumer … More Alternative Data, Investment Strategies and the Principle of Incompatibility
The huge drop in the Dow yesterday by a whopping 1175 points – the biggest drop in history. The graph below gives an idea of the magnitude of the plunge. Experts have been saying for a long time now that the Vix index – see below – has been unusually low. The Vix, according to … More The Dow Plunge, the Vix and Modern Volatility Measures
Some time ago we indicated Deutsche Bank – with all likelihood the biggest threat to the stability of the global financial system – as being Too Complex To Survive. The fact that excessive business complexity can kill a business is intuitively accepted. A recent article on the decline of GE points this out: “Welch, the … More General Electric: Not ‘Too Big To Fail’ but ‘Too Complex To Survive’.