Nobody could have seen it coming, nobody was prepared. For years now, economists and would-be crash prophets have been pointing out the weaknesses of our current financial system, the huge debt burdens and the overvalued financial assets. While their analysis was definitely valid to a certain extent, no one predicted an exogenous shock like the coronavirus to tumble over the house of cards. Even Ray Dalio, CO-CIO and founder of the world’s biggest hedge fund Bridgewater, admitted that they did not know what to do or how to do it, so they chose to do nothing. A grave mistake in retrospect. It remains to be seen what the mid-term and long-term economic impact of this crisis will be and how long it will take the markets to recover.
In this Z22 Research Note Q2-2020, we will focus on what has happened until now and how Z22 Technologies managed to protect the wealth of their clients while at the same time being positioned to fully participate in the recovery of the markets that is eventually bound to come. By analyzing the performance of our flagship strategy Z22 Smart Mirror, we will show the huge benefits of having a fully automated, emotionless and systematic hedging component (Z22 VolaBoost) in place. Furthermore, we will share with you our secret of how to consistently generate alpha by using a systematic and scientific approach to investing and why now is the time for intelligent investment products that make use of modern technology and a new way of thinking and adaptability.
Z22 Research Note Q2-2020 will give you an answer to the following three questions:
What makes this crisis so unique?
How did we manage to prevail in this crisis?
What can we learn from this crisis?