Scientific research trumps basic intuition and common sense.
Amy Hamilton

2019-08-30 11:35:00 Fri ET

The conventional wisdom suggests that chameleons change their skin coloration to camouflage their presence for survival through Darwinian biological evolution.  This naive intuition seems so natural and nomological that most people assume so on the basis of common sense. However, scientific research demonstrates that chameleons run much faster than their predators. This fresh insight causes many scientists to view camouflage as part of the story for this functional skin coloration. More recent research suggests that chameleons typically vary their skin coloration to express key social signals in response to other chameleons, external conditions, and physiological changes. For instance, bright skin color signals an aggressive emotion while dark skin color reflects a submissive reaction.

Overall, scientific research trumps basic intuition and common sense. The same idea applies to the economic science of dynamic asset management too. We often need to learn from fundamental factors in order to decipher economic insights into how macroeconomic fluctuations manifest in the cross-section of average asset returns. These fundamental factors include the return spreads between the top-to-bottom 30% of stocks for size, value, momentum, asset growth, cash profitability, and market risk exposure. Our proprietary alpha investment algorithm serves this fundamental purpose.

 


If any of our AYA Analytica financial health memos (FHM), blog posts, ebooks, newsletters, and notifications etc, or any other form of online content curation, involves potential copyright concerns, please feel free to contact us at service@ayafintech.network so that we can remove relevant content in response to any such request within a reasonable time frame.

Blog+More
White House economic advisor Gary Cohn resigns due to his opposition to President Trump's protectionist tariff stance.
Peter Prince

2018-03-02 12:34:00 Friday ET

White House economic advisor Gary Cohn resigns due to his opposition to President Trump's protectionist tariff stance.

White House top economic advisor Gary Cohn resigns due to his opposition to President Trump's recent protectionist decision on steel and aluminum tariff

+See More
Citron Research short-sellers initiate a class-action lawsuit against Tesla and its executive chairman Elon Musk.
Monica McNeil

2018-09-05 08:34:00 Wednesday ET

Citron Research short-sellers initiate a class-action lawsuit against Tesla and its executive chairman Elon Musk.

Citron Research short-sellers initiate a class-action lawsuit against Tesla and its executive chairman Elon Musk because he might have deliberately orchestr

+See More
Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller's long-term stock market indicator points to a recent peak.
Apple Boston

2018-09-17 12:40:00 Monday ET

Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller's long-term stock market indicator points to a recent peak.

Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller's long-term stock market indicator points to a recent peak. His cyclically-adjusted P/E ratio (or CAPE) accounts for long-

+See More
Dodd-Frank rollback raises the asset threshold for systemic financial institutions from $50 billion to $250 billion.
Peter Prince

2018-05-21 07:39:00 Monday ET

Dodd-Frank rollback raises the asset threshold for systemic financial institutions from $50 billion to $250 billion.

Dodd-Frank rollback raises the asset threshold for systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs) from $50 billion to $250 billion. This legislative

+See More
President Trump applies an increasingly bellicose stance toward the Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani.
Jacob Miramar

2018-08-09 16:36:00 Thursday ET

President Trump applies an increasingly bellicose stance toward the Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani.

President Trump applies an increasingly bellicose stance toward the Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani as he rejects a global agreement to curb Iran's nuclea

+See More
President Trump criticizes the WTO and proposes indexing capital gains taxes to inflation for U.S. investors.
Charlene Vos

2018-08-29 10:37:00 Wednesday ET

President Trump criticizes the WTO and proposes indexing capital gains taxes to inflation for U.S. investors.

In an exclusive interview with Bloomberg, President Trump criticizes the World Trade Organization (WTO), proposes indexing capital gains taxes to inflation

+See More