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Dave Witkin

Dave Witkin is a partner in StatisTrade, a trading strategy modeling and consulting company. Mr. Witkin has traded stocks, commodities, and options over the last 20 years, and in 2011 was featured in Dr. Van Tharp’s book, “Trading Beyond the Matrix.”

A more efficient (and profitable) frontier

Why active management makes optimal portfolios easier to create In his 2011 best seller titled “Thinking, Fast and Slow,” Nobel Prize–winning author Daniel Kahneman explains how people form opinions from complex information, saying, “It is the...

Can lower returns lead to more money in retirement?

The impact of sequencing and volatility on portfolio value. Returns, risk, pricing models, optimal portfolio construction—there are so many facets of effective investing and portfolio management. As busy as most of us are, who has time to really dig in...

The investing ‘fight of the century’

“And in this corner, the master of momentum, the man who put the ‘T’ in Turtle, we have Richard ‘Breakout’ Dennis! And in the other corner, the ruler of reversion, Larry ‘Buy the Bounce’ Connors!” Ding, Ding, Ding! As the fighters begin dancing around...

What does alpha have to do with the weather?

Understanding the “seasonal performance” of actively managed strategies using market type. Imagine you like to hike and you live in a region where the weather can change quickly. When you go out in early summer, how do you know what to take with you? Do...