Over the past twenty years, technology and lower trading costs have drastically affected the trading patterns and subsequent volatility of the global financial markets. Whitford’s research team developed a quantitative trading algorithm that, when applied to individual stocks within a specific index, gives indications of forward-looking short-term price movement, or “market sentiment.”
VOLSHARES Large Cap ETF (VSL) uses an objective, rules-based methodology to measure the performance of an equal-weighted portfolio of approximately 25 large capitalization U.S.-listed companies based on a quantitative, volatility-based model.
With an emphasis on realized volatility and market sentiment, Whitford’s research team looks to produce alpha returns from beta exposure on various indices. Whitford will continue to research and develop additional, asset class, sector and country specific strategies and plans.