Optimal Momentum Investing

Presenting research and applications of dual momentum investing as discovered
by its founder Gary Antonacci, author of the book Dual Momentum Investing

About Optimal Momentum

Gary Antonacci, founder of Optimal Momentum has over 45 years of experience as an investment professional focusing on underexploited investment opportunities.

After receiving his MBA degree from the Harvard Business School, Gary concentrated on researching and developing innovative investment strategies that have their basis in academic research.

His research on momentum investing was the first-place winner in 2012 and the second-place winner in 2011 of the Founders Award for Advances in Active Investment Management given annually by the National Association of Active Investment Managers (NAAIM).

Gary introduced the world to dual momentum which combines relative strength price momentum with trend following absolute momentum.

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Why Choose Momentum?

How To Use Momentum

Momentum can be used in many ways. It is most effective when used with broad based ETFs. Our book and blog demosnstrate this.
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Dual Momentum Explained

Dual momentum uses relative strength momentum to choose between risky assets and trend following absolute momentum to manage portfolio risk.
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Dual Momentum Performance

More information on our public model is in our book and blog. Proprietary Model information is in the Performance area of this website.
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Dual Momentum Investing: An Innovative Strategy for Higher Returns with Lower Risk

Dual Momentum Investing book

Momentum Investing

Momentum is based on the Newtonian notion that a body in motion tends to stay in motion. The classical economist David Ricardo translated momentum into investment terms with the oft quoted phrase, “Cut your losses; let your profits run on.”

Momentum dominated the 1923 bookReminiscences of a Stock Operator, about the legendary trader Jesse Livermore. Momentum-based velocity ratings were used in the 1920s by HM Gartley and published in 1932 by Robert Rhea. George Seaman and Richard Wyckoff also wrote books in the 1930s that drew upon momentum principles.

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Momentum Applications

Tail Risk Mitigation

Tail risk is the probability that an asset performs far below or far above its average past performance. Tail risk is an investor’s worst enemy.

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