By David Snowball There’s a good chance that the next five years will be far more challenging for investors than the past five.
It’s rare that a market delivers returns (12% annual returns) greater than its volatility (11% standard deviation).
We also want to help researchers to make public “unsuccessful” but labor-intensive work that may not easily be published in classical formats, so that they can get credit for this and help others at the same time. _____________________________________________________________________ BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: DISCUSSIONS ON LESSONS LEARNED _____________________________________________________________________ Social media research is happening across a large variety of disciplines from media and communication science to computer science.
While their research interests may be quite different, researchers from all different fields may come across the same methodological, technical or ethical challenges.
Here’s a picture of what that looks like: That trough in March 2016 represents a 40% loss for Mr. By looking at risk-adjusted returns rather than raw power, we’re trying to find funds you can actually live with.
Iben’s investors, about four times what his peers suffered. Our next question was, how did they hold up during the subsequent bull market (called Up Market Cycle 5). For the sake of simplicity, we consistently color-code “the best” results in blue. Green are still above average, yellow is average, orange and red are below.Our aim for the series is to collect cases in which approaches for social media studies did not work out as expected.This will deepen and refine our understanding of how to use properly social media methods, help saving time and effort by preventing researchers from making again the same “mistakes”. provide a platform for expert knowledge, which is currently inaccessible to the wider public – by focusing und the pitfalls and drawbacks of social media research which can hardly be published in traditional journal formats. enable discussions on methods in social media research on an interdisciplinary scale, by applying a new workshop format inspired by the “world cafe” approach.Eaton Vance Atlanta Capital SMID-Cap (EISMX), which is closed to new investors.Yacktman Focused (YAFFX), a freakishly excellent fund whose namesake manager, Donald Yacktman, retired on May 1, 2016.Intrepid Disciplined Value (ICMCX), a sort of all-cap version of Intrepid Endurance which, like Endurance, is willing to hold cash when opportunities are scarce. Intrepid Endurance (ICMAX), which we’ve profiled and in which I invest.Endurance tends to invest in small cap value stocks and is one of the few funds still willing to hold cash, 70% currently, when opportunities are scarce. in three years from Williams College and started off as a financial software developer. ) It has earned a Great Owl Fund designation for top-tier risk-adjusted returns in every trailing measurement period. If you like funds in the So Gen / First Eagle tradition, be sure to check out Centerstone Investors (CETAX), run by First Eagle’s former lead manager, Abhay Despande.That sort of performance is reflected in David Iben’s Kopernik Global All-Cap Fund (KGGAX ). Iben is a famously talented, aggressive investor who gained renown as manager of Nuveen Tradewinds Value Opportunities (NVOAX).He left Tradewinds to found Kopernik and his flagship fund has posted returns since inception. You’d have been much better off with the mediocre little orange line funds that now trail Kopernik.Ideally, you’d look for funds that were blue (best) and green (second best) across the board.Three qualify Brown Capital Management Small Company (BCSIX), which is closed to new investors.