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A provision within the 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) created incentive to invest in special low income geographic districts known as Opportunity Zones.  Investments made through designated funds created specifically for economic development of these zones allow for the deferment and potential elimination of capital gains taxes. Key components of the provision are: …

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark overnight borrowing rate +0.25% to 2.25%. Investors may be distracted by the wave of market commentary analyzing the rate hike significance. Yes, the Fed eliminated the word “accommodative” from its description of monetary policy, but the Central Bank has been reducing liquidity since 2013’s end to Quantitative Easing …

Atlas provides Investment Management Services across multiple asset classes with unique sub-strategies that capitalize on specific predictive factors implemented in a systematic, disciplined, unemotional, academically rigorous investment process…

Do you ever think that you can pick a really good manager ahead of time? (it is easy to pick one after the fact). It turns out that ‘ex post’ (past) returns have very little predictive power for ‘ex ante’ (expected) returns. 99% of the investing public fails to appreciate this point…

It is best to understand that as market participants, we have NO idea where the market is headed in the short term. There are indicators for subsequent market returns but unfortunately, these returns are realized over the period of years…

Atlas Capital Advisors constructs equity portfolios by collecting a vast amount of publicly available market data that is analyzed and optimized using our proprietary, multi-factor, quantitative model…

Introduction : In 1992-1993, Eugene Fama and Kenneth French published several academic papers that provided investing ideas expanding on the classic Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)…

Factor-Based Investing (also known as “Smart Beta”) attempts to identify specific factors historically associated with stronger risk-adjusted returns, and create index weightings with inclination toward one or more of these factors. Factor-Based Investing…

In 1992-1993, Eugene Fama and Kenneth French published several academic papers that provided investing ideas that expanded on the classic Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). They showed that over long periods of time, 90% of returns from diversified …

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