Mean Reversion in Equities


A common argument in favour of equity investments is that, even though they go down, they will bounce right back up again. Commentators may advise “riding out the storm” after a fall, or “getting out at the peak” after a rally. Effectively, this implies mean reversion.The trouble is, there is no one clear definition of mean reversion, and the term covers a variety of nuances.

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Two years on from the government’s announcement that it intended to ban pensions cold-calling in order to end the appropriation of millions of pounds of people’s pension funds by scammers, the regulations introducing the ban have finally been approved by Parliament, and is now in effect. The day after the ban was approved, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) announced an investigation into a suspected pension fraud, where 370 people were persuaded to transfer around £18 million into eight different ‘sham’ pension arrangements.

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