• Weekly Research Briefing:
    We Have Liftoff

    November 19, 2018

    I am talking about credit spreads. Many investors have been patiently waiting for credit to break to get them more cautious about the markets. Well, last week was it. Credit spreads across the spectrum broke higher. This is not a good sign as it will cause lenders to pull back their pens…

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  • Back to the Basics: The Utility of Alternatives

    Despite volatility in the market, equities remain strong overall, but it is exactly at these moments when investors must give careful consideration to the characteristics of the various tools that can be employed within a diversified portfolio.
     
     
     

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  • The Math of a Big Loss

    The Math of a Big Loss

    The numbers are in—and stark. An individual decides to retire after a lifetime of hard work just as the market falls. An investment portfolio subject to market returns would therefore be negatively impacted, and the potential outsized effect could come as a shock.
     
     

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  • Wall Street Mood Monitor

    Third Quarter 2018

    Despite strong earnings growth among U.S. companies, Wall Street analyst sentiment cooled considerably in the third quarter of 2018.
     
     

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  • The Role of Factors in Portfolios

    Q&A with Harin de Silva, Ph.D.

    Over the past year, 361 Capital’s Long/Short Equity strategies have had success in managing downside risk while also providing upside growth. The strategies are sub-advised by Los Angeles-based Analytic Investors which is helmed by Harin de Silva, Ph.D. Since Harin’s award-winning research informs Analytic’s portfolio management process, we wanted to catch up with him to ask him a few questions about the role of factors in portfolios.

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