My guest this morning is Dan Rasmussen of Verdad Capital. Like me, Dan and his firm focus on quantitative research. Just a month before the COVID crisis hit markets, they completely and published a study on investing during periods of market crisis, which is the topic of this conversation. We discuss what works and what doesn’t during and after acute periods of panic in markets. I think you’ll find it extremely informative. Because Dan’s firm and my own share many beliefs about investing and conduct similar flavors of research, I try to offer devil’s advocate questions throughout. Please enjoy.
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1:54 – (First question) – What he sees in the markets today given the atmosphere right now
4:26 – An overview of their study: Crisis Investing: How to Maximize Return During Market Panics
8:38 – How things get more predictable during crisis
11:15 – The length of these crises and assets they focused on
12:40 – What happens to bonds and credit during these times
15:50 – Geography of crises
18:14 – How does this impact the philosophy of just index investing
20:40 – Positioning of value in this market
27:50 – Lessons from other crises
32:21 – Importance of a blended factor approach
35:44 – Role of momentum
38:10 – What else he is paying attention to during this crisis