Quantitative Investment Strategies are the Free Market at its Best

A good friend of mine, who worked in the securities industry for over five decades, was as “old school” as could be imagined when it came to “facilitating the most efficient use of capital.”  But, for someone who grew up in The Depression and served in World War II, the Old Man had no tolerance for those who stood in the way of prospering from quantitative investment strategies.  As my friend would say, “If someone wants to spend more time and more money on better education and better equipment, then by all means they should profit more in the securities market than those who freely chose not to.”

“Freely chose not to” is the essence of why quantitative investment strategies are the free market at its best in the securities industry, as my friend would defend resolutely even though he grew up on a farm in rural Virginia and voted for a string of liberal Democrats (yes, think “The Waltons”).

Everyone has access to quantitative investment strategies, in one form or another.

Courses can be taken, stocks can be purchased that profit from high frequency trading, or systems can be bought into that put those who are expert at “facilitating the most efficient use of capital” on the side on the individual investor.  These steps are open to all who hope to profit from buying and selling in the securities market.  It truly is “the free market” at its best.  As high frequency trading that results from quantitative investment strategies accounts for more than 70 percent of the buying and selling in the stock markets today, it is plain and simple common sense for an individual investor to bark along with the big dog rather than be silenced by a string of biting losses!

In the bestselling book, “The Money Game,” George Goodman, under the pen name of “Adam Smith,” advised that, “If you do not know what you are doing, the stock market is an expensive place to find out.”

What is far more cost effective is for the individual investor is to implement quantitative investment strategies into their buying and selling activities so as to profit as much as possible from the dominant forces in the securities markets today.  There is simply no way possible that an individual can acquire the education to deploy their own quantitative investment strategies on an even playing field with institutions brimming with Ph.D.s.  Trying to match the technology deployed by institutional investors is a ruinously expensive effort in futility.

More than 90% of day traders already lose money, as study after study shows.

A major reason for this is that the trading of many competes, rather than comports, with the quantitative investment strategies of institutional investors.   There is no more sure way to lose money…fast and in large amounts.   Far better is for individual investors to put quantitative investment strategies on their side and profit with those who dominate trading in the stock markets.

The good news is that our automated quantitative investment strategies based on the SP500 (ES Mini, UPRO & SPXU funds) have been created and run to best help you (the little guy) compete for your piece of the pie without you having to do anything. Our 100% hands free quantitative investing system participates in up, down and sideways markets executing roughly 34 trades per year.  Testing results have been extremely exciting with the quant strategy having an 82% win rate and has showed positive results each year over the past 6.5 years.

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Chris Vermeulen