Measuring the Tax Drag of Trend Following

The goal of this post is to put concrete numbers on the tax impact of trend following strategies in taxable accounts. I tested 12-month and 6-month trend strategies from 1998 to 2019 on three stock index funds: U.S. stocks with Vanguard’s VTSMX (ETF equivalent is VTI) International stocks with Vanguard’s VGTSX (ETF equivalent is VXUS)…

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The Misbehavior of Markets Book Summary

Gavrilo Princip woke up with a short to-do list on June 28, 1914: assassinate the archduke. Franz Ferdinand was parading through Sarajevo in a convertible and Princip and his friends were ready. Ferdinand’s route was known in advance and one of the group’s members threw a bomb in front of the archduke’s car. The bomb…

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