The Epsilon Theory Archive

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” Mark Twain said that, or Abraham Lincoln depending on what corner of the internet you find yourself on any given day. Likewise, there are common themes, topics and subjects that run throughout the Epsilon Theory archive. All of our writing is categorized, tagged and organized to be easily accessible, but beware: your search for truth on one matter may very well lead you down any number of rabbit holes (and we hope that it does).

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The healthiest momentum has been in foreign developed stocks and energy commodities. Read more »

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The number one question investors ought to ask more often of a financial services company trying to sell them something is: “What is it, really?” If you don’t know what you’re investing in you’re liable to end up eating a lot of crunchy frogs. Read more »

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We’ve had a heckuva busy year at Epsilon Theory, so to ring out 2017 I thought it might be helpful to distribute a master list of our publications over the past 12 months. We’re long essay writers trying to make our way in a TLDR world, so even the most avid follower may well need a map! Read more »

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Rusty lays out the perils of playing at diversification instead of actually doing it. Read more »

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Back by popular demand, it’s the Mid-Summer Epsilon Theory Mailbag! Read more »

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Many investors can – and if they are acting as fiduciaries probably ought to – take more risk. Read more »

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Near-term and long-term correlations are converging but are still below historical averages. Read more »

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What can a bird teach us about value investing? To everything there is a season. Read more »

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Correlations are very low in nearly every asset class. Read more »

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Short-term correlations are still below long-term averages in many asset classes. Read more »

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