Top Five Articles from April: Sell in May and High-Impact Resumes
Career coach Dennis Grady offered valuable advice on constructing an effective resume in a recent webinar. Julia VanDeren breaks his insights down into three critical pointers.
If the sell-in-May effect holds true, investors can outperform a simple buy-and-hold strategy by selling stocks at the beginning of May and buying them back at the beginning of November. But does the so-called Halloween indicator actually work? Joachim Klement, CFA, explores the question.
Research analysts must rethink due diligence and manager selection, says Tom Brakke, CFA. Performance chasing doesn’t work, and at the end of the day, an analyst’s job is to crack the corporate narrative and tie the “what” to the “how.” The best due diligence, Brakke says, is “field work.”
It is too early to say whether smart beta can deliver disruptive innovation to the investment world. But it already appears to be chipping away at parts of the active management product space, says Shreenivas Kunte, CFA.
We learn best what to do by gaining an understanding of what not to do. Ted Seides, CFA, illustrates that point by highlighting several of the more puzzling solicitations he’s received over the years.
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