S&P 500 Weightings 2006 vs 2012

Apr 26, 2012 in S&P 500

Quick look at how S&P 500 Weightings have changed.   Apple is a massive change obviously.   

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Q1 Benchmarks Ranked Vs History

Apr 03, 2012

Q1 2012 was a very good quarter for the S&P 500 --- but no, it was not an outlier.  

The bond market was flat.

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60-40 Stock-Bond Portfolio vs the Most Popular Hedge Fund Index

Apr 02, 2012 in Hedge Funds

In professional settings, seven years is considered enough time to constitute a relevant performance comparison because it usually encompasses different kinds of markets.

Recently there has been press about how hedge funds did not beat Treasury Bills during the last cycle.   We will not be so kind.   A 60-40 stock-bond index is a reasonable comparison benchmark.   Yes, it is U.S. based but it is a very plain-vanilla option and it is not considered an especially difficult benchmark to beat over the longer-term so this is not exactly an unfair comparison.

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