BIG TurnkeyAnalyst News!

Turnkey Readers, We are transitioning all TurnkeyAnalyst.com and Empiritrage.com content to the Alpha Architect. The old Turnkey Analyst tools will be available at http://www.alphaarchitect.com/tools or via the standard link: https://alpha.turnkeyanalyst.com/users/sign_in Here is a sneak peak at the new site: Alpha Architect consolidates our investment services and our educational mission into a one-stop shop. Alpha Architect is focused on 3 primary goals: Empower investors ...

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Warren Buffett was a Quant: In his Own Words…

I’ve often wondered about the success of Warren Buffett. Is he a systematic checklist based investor dressed in discretionary stock-picker drag? Buffett pushes mathematics and quantitative analysis under the bus (see below) “If you need to use a computer or a calculator to make the calculation, you shouldn’t buy it.” But we’ve got to remind ourselves who taught the man ...

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Weekly Economic Calendar

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Hot Hand Fallacy…in Monkeys???

Hot hand bias in rhesus monkeys Blanchard, Wilke, and Hayden A version of the paper can be found here. Want a summary of academic papers with alpha? Check out our free Academic Alpha Database! Abstract: Human decision-makers often exhibit the hot-hand phenomenon, a tendency to perceive positive serial autocorrelations in independent sequential events. The term is named after the observation that basketball ...

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Algorithms Beat Intuition – the Evidence is Everywhere

Would you trust a computer to drive your car? Google’s self-driving cars are now driving on city streets, and are rapidly becoming better drivers than humans in many respects. A recent Google blog post explains: http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/the-latest-chapter-for-self-driving-car.html Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Studies have shown that rules-based models can consistently outperform human judgment, so it seems reasonable to believe that software, given ...

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