What the Theta Database is All About
The Theta Research website is a searchable database of the actual historical performance of active money managers. As a Theta subscriber, you’ll have the opportunity to run ranking reports over a wide variety of time windows and then drill down into the details of money managers you find of most interest. Theta also provides a variety of analytical tools to help you compare various investment strategies to major market benchmarks and even to each other.
In today’s world of investments, it’s sometimes hard to tell the difference between real, historical performance and what essentially amounts to little more than make-believe. Backtesting and other forms of hypothetical performance illustrations can show you what might have happened in the past had certain investment signals been made and accurately executed. In contrast, actual performance shows you what did happen when the signals were actually traded. In other words, what you see is what you get.
While we all know that investment decisions should not be made solely on the basis of past results, Theta’s database allows you to see how money managers actually perform during historical market environments, which is an important element when evaluating any investment manager.