The Balance Between Simple and Complex in Investing

By Jack Forehand (@practicalquant) Successful investing can be complicated. And our natural inclination as human beings is to want to address complicated problems with complicated solutions. But that can be to our detriment at times. Jim O’Shaughnessy wrote an excellent tweetstorm on Twitter this week on the benefits of simplicity and it got me thinking about how difficult the balance between simple and complex can be in investing. From what I have seen in my… Read More

Could Simple be the New Complex?

By Jack Forehand (@practicalquant) —    Since I was twelve years old, I have been very active in competitive sailboat racing. It is a great respite from the world of managing quantitative investing portfolios that I exist in during the week. And it offers me an opportunity to be outside, work together with other people in a team, and stimulate my mind with the tactics and strategy that are involved. When I was younger, my experience with… Read More