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VIC has really made an impact on the investment landscape:
And if you don’t like the mainstream press, well, maybe you like the greatest finance blog of all time: Zerohedge.com
“Bank Of America equity is worthless. CFC-related litigation is going from bad to worse, it can lead to violent erosion of shareholders’ equity which. Combined with the run on the bank that has slowly begun, the $53 trillion in derivatives, the lack of sustainable competitive advantages and the depleting political influence, I believe this is a terminal short.”
A natural question to ask regarding VIC is “DO THESE IDEAS ACTUALLY WORK?” In short, the answer is YES!
- Estimated annualized alpha runs anywhere from 6% to 24%+ a year, depending on how one slices and dices the data.
Of course, nobody is perfect. Here is a trade gone wrong:
If you have a shorter memory, you’ll remember the infamous Porsche Volkswagen pair trade, which was originally posted on VIC:
What we’ve been working on
I’ve been hard at work with my coauthors Steve Crawford (Rice University) and Andy Kern updating our original paper addressing the question of whether or not VIC ideas work.
Our exanded and vastly improved study includes the following updates:
- Updated data through 2011
- Over 1500 additional ideas analyzed
- Completely reworked tests and analysis
- Revamped study on ratings and idea success
- and much, much, more…
If you simply can’t wait to dig into the full version of the academic paper, here is the link:
For those of you who just “want the answer,” here is some chart/table porn for your viewing pleasure:
Point 1: VIC ideas work.
Point 2: VIC ideas work using different analytical techniques
Point 3: Highly rated ideas work better than Low rated ideas
Point 4: Size Matters
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