A lot of ground gets covered in this interview with Jim Lonergan of the Connors Group, including the high degree of correlation between asset classes, and why cash is an effective tool for preserving capital in poor market conditions.
March 9th marked the 3 year anniversary of the current bull market. The S&P 500 has scored an impressive 110% run-up, and I think we can officially declare that the dreaded double dip recession didn’t happen.
I vividly recall sitting at my laptop last fall developing a presentation for the National Association of Active Investment Managers (naaim.org), when I received a fateful email — Trading Markets had become an event sponsor, and I was now ‘opening act’ for none other than Larry Connors. As readers here know, Larry is the iconic co-founder of the Trading Markets franchise, recognized throughout the industry for his original research in quantitative approaches to markets. Moreover, I knew Larry as one [...]
This article is the first in a series introducing “The Machine Advisor®” to professional investment advisors. If you haven’t discovered it yet, “The Machine” is a web-delivered service that allows advisors to build and actively manage customized, quantified portfolios for their clients. Think of it as an easy means to access sophisticated “alpha” methods traditionally left to hedge funds. First Impressions Matter On first logging into the service, I was greeted with a clean layout highlighting the Portfolio Builder (a [...]
Jersey City-based analytics and commentary provider Connors Group will this week unveil a production release of The Machine Advisor, a version of its quantitative research platform, The Machine—which generates buy and sell signals based on analysis of historical data—aimed at investment advisors.