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If historical returns are no indication of future returns, why are they still shown to investors?

Stock returns and fund returns are on average not autocorrelated and thus unpredictable. Consequently, looking at a historical price chart gives no indication in which direction tomorrows price will ...
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Are Papers and Funds reporting Monthly drawdowns using daily granularity?

I'm curious as to how many academic studies and industry white papers are actually using daily data to report intramonth drawdowns; specifically, when the papers are often reporting monthly signals, ...
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Return correlations

Assume an equity fund sample shows returns negatively correlated with the S&P 500. Are we more inclined to say that a) these funds are invested outside the S&P 500, perhaps non-US stocks; b)...
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Is there such a thing as “sell-off risk” in bond funds?

Popular yet generally academically-grounded commentators such as Annette Thau and Larry Swedroe have claimed that there is the possibility for "sell-off risk" in bond funds. By this they apparently ...
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how to identify similar assets based only on a few price samples

Using quantitative finances techniques on limited information, how might one go about finding similar(highly correlated) assets whose public information is available? The only data offered on a list ...
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How to count [and report] the values of significance at 1% and 5%?

I am slightly confused with this: I have calculated the Chi square for the number of funds and the methods description tells me that if the values I have calculated are greater than 3.84 (6.64) that ...
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Jensen's alpha with timing activities

Why is Jensen’s Alpha not an appropriate measure of performance anymore, if the fund manager is a perfect market timer as stated for example in the Treynor-Mazuy-model or the Henriksson-Merton-model?