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Archive for September, 2014

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Posted On 26  Sep  2014  

Message from India

I have been in Delhi for the last two weeks. I must say the CNBC in India is somewhat better than what we find in the UK or USA. In all probability the anchor women ask much better and searching questions and the guests are also very informative when they answer. There is at last an air of change in India. Young people tell me that the government offices are working far more efficiently compared with even a few months ago. Mr. Modi wants accountability. Rapidly they are moving many things to online so that no human contact is necessary to get things done. Clear message from Mr. Modi is to open the doors of India for FDI – First Develop India and also Foreign Direct Investment. “Make in India” campaign has been launched to increase manufacturing part of GDP from the current 15% to 25%. India needs huge investment

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Posted On 26  Sep  2014  

Algoam Risk Control ETFs

Are you one of those people who believes that one should hold stocks throughout the economic and political events that reality exposes us to? Why would you want to do this if one can react to changes in a measured way and not have sleepless nights because suddenly your portfolio is losing value rapidly? Human being freeze when it comes to making painful decisions. Algoam has systematic strategies which run on auto and reduce your allocations to risky assets when there is more risk and increase the exposure when there is less risk. The end result is that the investment you hold is not so risky compared with remaining long only for the long term. The returns are much better. Volatility of the investment is reduced significantly and draw downs are significantly less.   Have a look: Algoam Risk Control Strategies – Let us help you better manage your ETF

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Posted On 24  Sep  2014  

Algoam Launches US Sector Indices

We first developed products based equity fundamental and quality measures in 2005-2007 at ABN AMRO Bank. Certificates on those indices are still available in the markets. Since those days we have made significant improvements to the methods. Our methods for constituents drawn from the whole market, as well as at the sector level. We are confident that the same measures can be applied to any portfolio. Have a look: http://algoam.com/algoam-us-sector-indices/ Algoam strategies on these constituents further improve Sharp and substantially reduce drawdowns.    

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Posted On 21  Sep  2014  

Algoam investment solutions for you

The Algoam asset allocation models takes into account: You age Your liquid assets which can be allocated to financial markets Your risk aversion score which uses your loss tolerance and your personal response to market sell offs Your expectations on future returns Given these inputs we can recommend a portfolio which should suit your particular profile. When your profile changes we can change the portfolio composition. This doesn’t have to cost you an arm and leg as the methods are simple and implementation is in your own account. Even you can do your own implementation. We can just give you the portfolio composition on a regular basis. We charge 12.5 basis points only upfront and then 12.5 basis points per year for account size of USD 100K and above. For 25 basis points per year we’ll put a risk overlay strategy which is monitored daily. Have a look at our

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Posted On 08  Sep  2014  

Time to be long of China

Chinese equities have entered a bull market. In the last three months, the iShares China Large Cap ETF (FXI) has risen from $33.10 to $42.40 or 28%. But market is still below the last peak of November 2010 and just over half of the level of October 2007 when this ETF was trading at $70. Why do we think that China is a good investment now? Firstly, China remains a big exporter. With US recovery firmly in place and S&P 500 at record highs (and in our opinion heading higher still) and European Central Bank also getting its act together to fight deflation, we think China will benefit. The so called PIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain) are all recovering, be it from a low base. In addition news from India is good. If, India kick starts the reform process, which we believe Mr. Modi’s government will deliver on, this can only be