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Replicating Indexes In R With Style Analysis: Part I

In the quest for clarity in portfolio analytics, Professor Bill Sharpe’s introduction of returns-based style analysis was a revelation. By applying statistical techniques to reverse engineer investment strategies using historical performance data, style analysis offers a powerful, practical tool for understanding the source of risk and return in portfolios. The same analytical framework can be used to replicate indexes with ETFs and other securities, providing an intriguing way to invest in strategies that may otherwise be unavailable.
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