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Due Diligence Made Easy

By Michael McDaniel, Chief Investment Officer Cambria Funds recently launched a very unique ETF.  The Cambria Global Asset Allocation ETF (GAA) is a global asset allocation ETF without a management fee. This diversified fund contains approximately 29 underlying ETFs from around the globe, including domestic and foreign stocks, bonds, real…


Objectivity Wins (Again)

By Michael McDaniel, Chief Investment Officer Few words in the English language carry worse connotations than the term “backtested.” As an investor, I have first hand experience trusting backtested strategies. I can clearly recall the painful decision to purchase a managed future strategy that touted non-correlated, low risk, consistent positive…


How Jason Zweig is Right and Wrong At the Same Time

By Mike McDaniel, Chief Investment Officer Jason Zweig pens a fascinating piece in the Wall Street Journal panning the qualitative and psychology approaches to risk tolerance as “almost useless.” And you know, I have to agree. Those old approaches are completely broken. They stereotype people by age, and move a…


Long Term Consensus, Interest Rates and the Riskalyze Philosophy

By Mike McDaniel, Chief Investment Officer In April 2013 I was heckled while on stage at an advisor conference as I demoed the Riskalyze Interest Rate Stress Test feature.   As a part of my demo I suggested an advisor may want to stress test a given portfolio (prospective client or…


Private Advisor Group & Riskalyze Team Up With Strategic Partnership

We’re thrilled to serve as the companywide risk engineering platform for the amazing team at Private Advisor Group, LPL Financial’s largest branch office.  Here’s the joint press announcement.  PRIVATE ADVISOR GROUP LAUNCHES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH RISKALYZE Riskalyze to Serve as Private Advisor Group’s Companywide…