Before you can start analyzing hedge funds you need to scrub the data. We look at the basics of hedge fund data hygiene. We give you some tips and tricks specific to Hedge Funds, and tell you what to watch out for.
I review “Multi-Dimensional Diversification” by Dr. Rufus G Rankin. It’s a quick, jargon-free introduction to using principal component analysis as a route to creating a more diverse asset portfolio. Highly recommended.
Applying a linear trend line to the value added monthly index gives a better estimate of returns than compound annual growth rate. It differentiates between different return distributions and is less affected by noise.
Focusing on CAGR is a mistake unless you are aware of its limitations. We take a closer look at Compound Annual Growth Rate, to see what it leaves out, and how it can be affected by chance.
Learn how to take a closer look at Value Added Monthly Index with this simple hedge fund hack using a logarithmic chart axis.