DIY Asset Allocation Weights: December 2015

/DIY Asset Allocation Weights: December 2015

DIY Asset Allocation Weights: December 2015

By | 2017-08-18T17:06:40+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Tactical Asset Allocation Research|6 Comments

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DIY Asset Allocation Weights_December 2015

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Tian Yao
Prior to joining the Alpha Architect team, Ms. Yao was a Research Assistant to Dr. Gray. She studied quantitative models and summarized over 200 academic articles on psychology and behavioral finance. Her prior experience includes work as a financial analyst at United Asset Growth (China) LLC, and as a business development intern for Shanghai Pudong Development Bank. Tian earned a Masters in Finance at Drexel University. She earned her Bachelors degree in Finance at Nanjing Normal University, China.


  1. Jacob Rothman December 3, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Sorry if this isn’t the place for this question, but why such a high allocation to Treasuries?

    • Wesley Gray, PhD
      Wesley Gray, PhD December 3, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      The “dump” asset for allocations is cash/tbills. So “treasuries” means short-term bills/cash

      • Jacob Rothman December 3, 2015 at 1:43 pm

        Right, but for an aggressive portfolio you have only 55% equity and 40% non-risk assets. This must be a tactical stance.

        • Wesley Gray, PhD
          Wesley Gray, PhD December 3, 2015 at 1:49 pm

          definitely. commodities/intl equity are in cash right now

  2. Alex Dvorscak December 3, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    I’m not sure I understand why the QVAL allocation is at 100% now even though it’s time series momentum is negative and the moving average is negative or barely positive depending on the day.

  3. BG January 4, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Do you happen to have the updated weights for the start of 2016? Thanks!

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