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DITMo: Red Heifer versus Black Swan

by Peter J. de Marigny Introducing “The Red Heifer” in Capital Markets A “Red Heifer” is a rare event condition, however, it is an event that differs from a “Black Swan” in that it is not a return observation within a sample of chained return measurements.  A “Red Heifer” event is one that creates its own discrete data series.  A […]

DITMo: Death of the Black Swan

by Peter J. de Marigny “I cannot get there from here, baby And I don’t care where I’m goin’ Change, Unchained… Nothing Stays the Same” Lyrics from the Van Halen song, Unchained, may be applied to investors’ skeptical view of how asset returns are “chained” together for attributions.  These “chained” returns are then used to create an attribution of returns […]

DITMo: Hedging without Shorting?

by Peter J de Marigny, DITMo Capital, Newport Beach, CA In a bull market hedged portfolios generally underperform.  The problem for most investors is that reducing risk requires forgoing upside benefit.  Should reducing risk be a question of diversification only?  This is an approach of many financial advisors using mean variance historical returns to show an “efficient frontier” curve.  The […]

DITMo: “TRUMP TARGET: AVERTING TAXES – THREE EXPLOITED LOOPHOLES”

16Nov16 by Pj de Marigny, DITMo Capital, Newport Beach, CA For those who consult in the private wealth area and for estate attorneys (some who have turned advisor for the huge insurance commissions), egregious tax loopholes for the global wealthy is the most profitable part of financial services. Consider that insurance products are tax-advantaged and commonly used in all sorts […]

The Story of Skybridge Capital: Book Review

Skybridge Capital “HOtRH” Book Review and Background by Pj de Marigny, DITMo Capital, Newport Beach, CA (06Nov16) Fund of hedge funds (FoHFs) have had a hard time substantiating their existence. The value proposition benefits are: due diligence, dynamic manager allocation, liquidity/leverage, and perhaps, an equity kicker if the structure includes emerging managers. The costs for these potential benefits are: added […]

DITMo: What Is Missing From The Presidential Economic Debate?

29Sep16 The candidates have released their economic plans and the expected results of their fiscal policies are the subject of great debate and analysis. The choice of which plan will produce growth finds its distinction in tax policy. One model is presented as pay-as-you-go redistribution; the other, a supply-side solution to spur growth using tax incentives. The focus is on […]

DITMo: QE TO PREVENT AN INVERSION AND RECESSION?

The following article proposes the fed take action to prevent a yield curve inversion that is imminent causing a massive recession. Can monetary policy manipulating the yield curve fool the market into avoiding an otherwise determined recession? http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-30/if-fed-doesnt-restart-qe-yield-curve-inversion-economic-dislocation-imminent So in 2008 there was TARP to bail out banks (who followed government policy into the abyss) buying their bad mortgages forcing […]

DITMo Hedge Strategy Monthly (June12, Issue11) New Release

DITMo Hedge Strategy Monthly Jun12-Issue11Attributions, Rankings and Performances for Hedge Fund Classes and Indexes with Probabilities, Graphs, and pullout Color Matrices. By Pj de Marigny, PM DITMo Strategies / Renovatio Asset Management

DITMo Special Commentary 6/12

Portfolio Manager Commentary The June2012 report was delayed about a week to allow for commentary on Obamacare and EU election outcomes. SCOTUS delayed their decision until as late as 29June post the date of this report. The June Commentary will focus instead on our eristic speculation of certain geopolitical events potentially to occur imminently and considerations of these events on […]

Saving Europe

There are almost 40 billion euro reasons that Germany wants to replace Merkel. Since the 1992 Maastrich Treaty, the EU was a dream that portended great things – create a trading bloc and a currency. By 2002 the Euro was created with rules that capped GDP deficit spending to 103%. The rules were almost immediately broken and in the same […]