After three months into 2019, the extreme volatility that occurred in 2018 might be easy to forget. However, it shouldn’t be so easily forgotten. Rather, it should underscore the importance of incorporating risk-mitigating strategies into your portfolio. As such, we have compiled some of our top long/short equity blogs to revisit the benefits of the strategy, and its critical place in a portfolio.
- February 21, 2019
The current market environment could give active managers a chance to shine, but absolute returns could throw shade on strong relative performance.
- September 03, 2018
We’ve written in the past about the long/short equity category and how the recent performance of several of these strategies has a lot to do with the fact they have high beta relative to the category, and lots of leverage. Today, we wanted to write about something else that has been slowly affecting the way performance of the category has looked relatively, and becomes even more impactful when Q3 2018 comes to an end.
- July 05, 2018
The market fireworks that started in February have continued well into June with the S&P 500 rising or falling greater than 1% for 39 days so far in 2018 (through June 30). And that’s more than double the number of days that experienced this movement in all of 2017.
- May 03, 2018
After a somewhat rocky first quarter in equity markets, we saw an uptick of advisors searching for long/short equity strategies. We looked at some of the top performers in the category over the 3-year time frame and were surprised to see that some had outperformed the S&P 500 Index and/or MSCI World Index. This piqued our interest, so we decided to dig in.