All That Glitters Isn’t Gold: Searching for Alpha for April 2014
Despite the ETF GLD’s gains in Q1, the case for gold is far from certain.
Cold War Redux Calls for Old-School Investing—Searching for Alpha for March 2014
With political and perhaps military volatility in Ukraine, RIAs should stick close to home.
U.S. Stocks Remain Much More Than Just OK—Searching for Alpha for February 2014
Yes, January was a tough month for the markets, but a look at some data suggests it’s time to recommit to U.S. stocks.
3 Market Predictions for 2014—Searching for Alpha for January 2014
What you can expect from the markets in 2014 after a scintillating year for stocks.
The QES Approach
Ben Warwick is the founder of Quantitative Equity Strategies (QES), a Denver-based quant shop that specializes in the construction of alternative indices for mutual funds and ETFs.
Why Liquid Alts Are Good for Clients and Your Practice
Alternative mutual funds are enjoying increased acceptance in the advisor community.
How to (Carefully) Play the Aussie Dollar Short Trade—Searching for Alpha for December 2013
Goldman Sachs recommends buying the S&P 500 index in 2014 while shorting the Australian currency, but I would urge caution.
How to Address Your Clients' Portfolio Angst Now—Searching for Alpha for November 2013
Instead of holding excess cash, advisors could add much more value for clients if they addressed those clients' concerns directly by using alternative investments smartly.
Buying the Shutdown—Searching for Alpha for October 2013
Why the stock market is like dark matter, and why a government shutdown won't kill stocks.
Time to Embrace Risk—Searching for Alpha for September 2013
What to do following stocks' swoon in August? Rebalance to equities.