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Rich and Co.

“Algorithmic-driven trading and the quants who use sophisticated statistical models to find attractive trades are taking over the investment world.”

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  • “On many trading floors, quants are gaining respect, clout and money as investment firms scramble to hire mathematicians and scientists. Traditional trading strategies, such as sifting through balance sheets and talking to companies’ customers, are falling down the pecking order.

  • Quantitative hedge funds are now responsible for 27% of all U.S. stock trades by investors, up from 14% in 2013,

  • Why it matters: “The computers are outperforming humans at picking investments. In the past five years, quant-focused hedge funds gained about 5.1% a year on average. The average hedge fund rose 4.3% a year in the same period.”

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Written by Rich and Co.

May 22, 2017 at 12:05 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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