Monthly Archives: March 2014

MICERs chase volatility instead of cheese

MICERs are on the prowl again. And by following them an investor, with a good aim and on her or his lucky day, might even find out some interesting information about undervalued (overvalued) stocks to add (subtract) to his portfolio and reap a refreshing excess return. An update on S&P

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Mr. Vanzini delivered on the air

If economics commentators did not abound around home, one would certainly need them. But in case you are one of the luckiest living in a remote area and miss your favorite finance & economics wizard, here’s a link - sadly only in Italian, though – delivering right to your newest flat

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The magic of diversification

According to Mr Bluford Putnam of EQA Partners, a consultancy, “if we had perfect foresight we would not need a portfolio to control risk” and that’s exactly what a Main Street investor should always bear in mind: diversification. Portoflio diversification can be demonstrated at two different levels: naive and efficient.

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Lessons from the Greek PSI | Yanis Varoufakis

Again the clear-cut and amazingly conveyed reflection by Yanis V. about Lessons from the Greek PSI | Yanis Varoufakis.

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Italian politics: what’s on a man’s mind?

Is interest from foreign observers in Italian politics dying out? A look at the number of views of personal pages of recent PMs on Wikipedia seems it is. Foreigners’ interest in the newly appointed Italian PM tend to lose interest coming from Monti through Letta and Renzi, eventually.

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S&P 500 implied returns valuation

MICERs are Market Implied Consensus Expected Returns and are the result – in terms of risk premium – of a reverse optimization using some available market information about variances, covariances and capitalizations. Investors express their views about stocks by collectively holding the market portfolio, by doing so market capitalizations represent

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