“Sharpe Ratio” is used often on this blog, but not all readers may be familiar with what it is, what it can tell you, and its limitations. So, a Risk Parity Basics post to make sure everyone is on board. In short: it’s a measure of risk-adjusted return that we use to compare assets and portfolios.
Risk Parity Basics series: All about withdrawal rates: what they are, the difference between Safe and Perpetual, and why they matter, especially for RP. In the embedded video, I'll show you how to find them using Portfolio Charts.
The risk/return chart on Portfolio Charts allows you to compare portfolios beyond the typical metrics, with five ways of showing each, including my favorites. I walk you through how to use this tool, what it can tell you, what it can’t, and some next steps for individual investors.
Investors who try to maintain any given asset allocation in a portfolio will soon find that asset price ups and downs have taken that portfolio "out of whack." Here’s a quick explanation of rebalancing - getting that portfolio back in line - with a helpful tool to make the process easier.
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to generate the link for backtests on Portfolio Charts and Portfolio Visualizer at the same time? Thanks to Mark’s original tool, and Karen’s improvements, now there is a way. Here is a short explainer on this shortcut tool...