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  • 3 years later...

Three plus years on, Hussman continues his table pounding.  (For many, many years now I've tried not to miss a weekly edition. I figure there's great lessons to be learned here for fund managers, investors, EMH believers alike regarding market forecasting and timing - and the disasterous results that hedging can heap on one.  :-)  )

 

 

Anyway... his latest commentary is interesting. It also highlights the time scales involved with any macro analysis.

 

September 28, 2015

Valuations Not Only Mean-Revert; They Mean-Invert

 

John P. Hussman, Ph.D.

http://www.hussmanfunds.com/wmc/wmc150928.htm

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Like a broken clock twice a day, eventually he'll be right. Of course, the majority of his investors will probably have left him by then. I think he has good points, but I wish he'd stop talking about his mistake of incorporating depression era data in his stress testing. John, you were being cautious as a good investor should be. Time to get over it. Yes you missed the rally, but you'll be able to hit a home run or two when the market crashes. You and your two remaining investors will be rich.

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Like a broken clock twice a day, eventually he'll be right. Of course, the majority of his investors will probably have left him by then. I think he has good points, but I wish he'd stop talking about his mistake of incorporating depression era data in his stress testing. John, you were being cautious as a good investor should be. Time to get over it. Yes you missed the rally, but you'll be able to hit a home run or two when the market crashes. You and your two remaining investors will be rich.

 

Then the cycle begins where new investors pile in.

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It's been a while since I looked but I believe his stock picking with no hedging has beaten the market since inception by a couple points annually.

 

He should have offered unhedged version of the fund and raked in money.  8)

 

am I good or what

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It's been a while since I looked but I believe his stock picking with no hedging has beaten the market since inception by a couple points annually.

 

I guess that is an interesting piece of information to use as a thought experiment, but unfortunately he didn't purchase those stocks without hedging.

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It's been a while since I looked but I believe his stock picking with no hedging has beaten the market since inception by a couple points annually.

 

He shows it as one of the lines in the graph, and he did outperform.  He just got in the way of his own outperformance...

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It's been a while since I looked but I believe his stock picking with no hedging has beaten the market since inception by a couple points annually.

 

I guess that is an interesting piece of information to use as a thought experiment, but unfortunately he didn't purchase those stocks without hedging.

 

Yes, this is good observation. It's easy to assume that results without hedging would be as in graph. That's not necessarily true. They could have been quite different for a number of reasons (cash flows in/out of fund, mental inability of manager to buy/hold unhedged securities that he holds hedged, etc.).

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