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My Optimized TIAA-CREF Portfolio

January 10, 2015 by

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Like many of my colleagues, my retirement funds are held at TIAA-CREF as part of a 403(b) plan.  My investment options there include a choice of 54 funds that include some managed by TIAA-CREF and others that are managed by outside vendors.  Figuring out which funds to invest in and how much to invest in […]

50 Words You Don’t Want to See In a 10-K SEC Filing

December 18, 2014 by

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A research project just completed by Georgia Tech MSCS student Junwei Li looks at the impact words have on stock prices. keywords: SEC Filing, stock price change

BlackDog: A Dynamic Stock/Bond Allocation Strategy

September 12, 2014 by

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It is well known that portfolios that blend stocks and bonds perform well because their major asset classes are anti-correlated.  There are a few major weaknesses in the way these portfolios are typically managed however.  Namely that the ratio of stocks to bonds is usually fixed, and also that they don’t always use the best representatives […]

Review: TIAA Real Estate Account

July 30, 2014 by

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If you have an account with TIAA-CREF (many university and college employees do) you probably have access to the TIAA Real Estate Account (TRE*).  If you’re interested in a real estate investment, TRE is a powerful option. *Note: TRE is just my own personal abbreviation, it is not a ticker symbol.

Market Metrics: Are We In a Bubble?

May 11, 2014 by

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A look at some of the important quantitative metrics that influence the stock market.

Interest Rate Risk: The Fed and the Market

May 9, 2014 by

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Over the last 18 months we’ve seen that when the Fed hints at a change in Quantitative Easing or interest rates, the markets get jittery. We take a look at how a Fed-induced market correction might unfold. keywords: asset allocation, diversified portfolio, stocks bonds

Forecasting Stock Market Strength Using Federal Reserve Data

May 9, 2014 by

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It is clear, in hindsight, that investors would have done better in 2008 if they had known to move from stocks to fixed income at the beginning of 2008. And similarly, if we could anticipate future bull markets we’d like to be able to shift assets into equities beforehand. Is it possible to anticipate these […]

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