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  1. Cliff Asness’ running commentary about investing, which non-shockingly emphasizes quantitative investing. It may also entail some macroeconomics, but only as it bears directly on the ability to create returns for clients and on investing in general.

  2. Modestly levering a better, more diversified portfolio may improve upon an unlevered, much less diversified one; it is a rather sensible approach that is consistent with finance theory.

  3. "Two-step" bets — where investors try to profit from macroeconomic events by anticipating which companies or currencies the events will most likely affect — are usually a bad idea, or at least much less likely to work out than the original macro insight. Here's why.