Portfolio Optimization

Enhancing Harry Browne’s Permanent Portfolio strategy using ETFs and monthly rebalancing

Harry Browne Permanent Portfolio allocation

Enhancing Harry Browne’s Permanent Portfolio The Permanent Portfolio is a simple, diversified portfolio You can construct it using 3 ETFs: SPY, TLT and GLD We enhance it by allowing variable allocations and monthly rebalancing We offer a free subscription so you can implement it in your own account including 401k or IRA  What is the Permanent Portfolio by Harry Browne Harry Browne’s intention was to find a solution for the money “you need to take care … Read more

The Gold Currency Investment Strategy

  • The Gold-Currency strategy trades Gold vs 3 major currencies.
  • It is based on the negative correlation between Gold and the U.S. dollar Index.
  • It is an excellent addition to existing equity or bond portfolios as it holds very little correlation to either.
  • It can be traded using ETFs, Futures or even low-margin/low-cost FX pairs.

Logical Invest 2.0: Strategy & Launch of new application

Dear Subscribers and followers, It all started on the beautiful Greek island of Hydra where Frank, Vangelis and Alex met for the Logical Invest partner meeting in May 2018. Our objective was to define Logical Invest’s strategic priorities along with the concrete steps to accomplish them. Here is what we came up with: Priority 1: Become the “partner of choice” for both retail and institutional investors Make QuantTrader the engine that drives our online offerings as well as … Read more

Portfolio Builder Allocations 2018 – Set yourself up for success

First of January 2018 after a fabulous year in the markets and hopefully also your account. What better time than to spend some hours on revisiting our portfolio allocation to be ready for whatever the new year will bring? As stated previously we update and re-optimize our fixed-weight portfolios in the Portfolio Builder about twice a year. To recap, why do we re-optimize portfolios periodically? Modern Portfolio Theory by Harry Markowitz uses past returns and … Read more

Why Work Yourself, If Silver Can Work For You? (My Silver Strategy)

In the past 20 years I traded nearly everything you can trade, including commodities. Since about 10 years, I have gone from purely emotional trading to systematical rule-based trading. Today, I don’t trade anything anymore, if I cannot reproduce a positive backtest of my trading strategies. Today I stopped trading commodities, because it is very difficult to get good results with backtested strategies. My core investment strategy is the “Global Market Rotation Strategy“, which I … Read more

The Morpheus ETF Strategy: Combining the Blue Pill and the Red

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A guest post by Tom Gnade. Are you also interested in sharing your thoughts? Contact us! Several years ago, the Logical Invest whitepapers first introduced me to rotation investment strategies. After some research, I subscribed to the MYRS (the “Maximum Yield Rotation Strategy“), with good results. It was the first paid investment subscription I had ever used. I moved on to another service to learn options trading, and did well for two years, until a … Read more

The Logical Invest long-short US Sector Rotation Strategy

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– A US sector rotation meta strategy combining dynamically 5 different sector strategies based on SPDR ETF The following paper will explain how to build a U.S. sector rotation strategy which allocates dynamically between 4 different long US sector rotation strategies and one short US sector rotation strategy. This strategy is therefore different from our Global Sector Rotation strategy, as it only employs US sectors. Due to low correlation of these sector rotations, the combination … Read more

Top Performing ETFs Strategies – Portfolio Idea

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In the follow up to our webinar about how to compose top performing ETFs strategies among the QuantTrader community last weekend, we received many interesting questions and ideas to follow up. One question in particular I´d like to share in a post, as it involves all our “All Strategies” subscribers. John L. asks: “Using a simple meta strategy by choosing the top two strategies from the previous month (from the monthly newsletter), and investing in … Read more

One Approach to Rational Retirement Plan Investment Allocations

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We analyse one of the Fidelity Freedom Target Date Funds (FFFDX) versus a portfolio of ETF rotation strategies – The findings will surprise you! This is a guest post by Richard Manley Defined contribution retirement plan using target date funds There’s no shortage of challenges facing working people in these days. In addition to job outsourcing and the offshoring whole operations, inflation/deflation and zero interest rates on savings, most workers who have a retirement plan … Read more

Portfolio Builder Update January 2017

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Happy new year –and let´s start it set-up for success with some Markowitz Modern Portfolio Theory! As previously announced, we´re updating our Portfolio Builder Optimization periodically, both in the Online and Offline Version. Updated Portfolio Builder Optimization for 2017 employing Markowitz Modern Portfolio Theory Why that? Recall the Portfolio Builder is using a Markowitz Modern Portfolio Theory approach, that is, we´re using past returns, volatilities and co-variances to determine an optimum fixed-weight allocation among our different … Read more