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April 09 2021
I have drawn many parallels, and learned many life lessons from my investing experience. I thought I would share with you some of those principles. I hope they help you in however you decide to apply them. These are not just investing rules. These are principles for a better life.
March 22 2021
Investing involves committing your attention, energy or money in the hopes of achieving a positive future return. Making the decisions to invest a portion of your life savings can be an unnerving process. The degree to which this process is distressing is dependent on many factors such as your appetite for risk and your hopes or anxieties about the future.
March 19 2021
The stock market today is abnormal. Speculative trading, mania, and unhealthy economic policies have led to a market which is valued at concerningly high levels. Here, we investigate the evidence, the potential causes for such a situation and, how to mitigate the risk.
February 23 2021
We’ve seen a rapid rise in the price of properties, equities, commodities and cryptocurrencies since the March 2020 drop. One argument for this is inflation. What is inflation, how does it impact you and how can you offset against its potential destruction?
December 11 2020
If a 26 year old invested $5 a day, the price of a cup of coffee, on retirement at age 65, they would be sitting on $3.2M! Millennials are in a position to achieve extraordinary returns by investing quantitatively.
Quantitative investing is the search for above average returns using data. Factor investing, which is one example of quant investing, attempts to break down the investing process into quantifiable characteristics. We can then use the data to build an outperforming portfolio.
December 04 2020
A quantitative strategy is a set of filters which are applied to a database so that it selects a number of stocks to invest in. A “good” strategy is one which provides a historically high return, at a low risk.
November 27 2020
We overestimate what we can achieve in the short term and underestimate what we can achieve in the long term. In the case of most investors, the goal is long term financial freedom. To achieve this, our actions must be in line with our objective.
November 13 2020
The popularity of the FIRE movement (Financial Independence Retire Early) has been growing exponentially over the past over the past decade. Particularly prevalent among millennials, many people simply don’t want to work until the classic retirement age of 65.
October 30 2020
Quantitative analysis attempts to makes use of data to make more systematic, rules-based investing decisions. The benefits of factor investing include risk management, diversification and outperformance.
October 23 2020
Quantitative investing involves making investment decisions using a systematic approach – following a routine or structure based on long-term historical evidence. It blends features of the active and passive approaches
October 16 2020
Water cooler talk is not a dependable investing strategy which will allow you to achieve any long-term success. Aikido presentd outperforming alternatives to the most recently hyped tech stock or index fund.
October 09 2020
Our aim at Aikido is to bring quantitative investing to everyone. We want to bridge the gap between passive and active investing, providing the simplicity of passive investing with the potential outperformance of the active approach.