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Principles of Quantitative Equity Investing: A Complete Guide to Creating, Evaluating, and Implementing Trading Strategies by Sugata Ray

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3. Creating a Screen—The Nuts and Bolts of Choosing a Quantitative Investing Strategy

Once you’ve gotten accustomed to Equities Lab and explored its functionality, the next question you must ask yourself is: What exactly am I trying to accomplish? Purpose is paramount in quantitative investing and simply screening for a group of criteria without any clearly-articulated purpose will probably not produce a good outcome.

Investing Goals and Linking Them to Screens

The easiest way to think about investing goals is to think about what you’re trying to do when you are investing. Make money? Sure. Everyone who’s investing is trying to make money. But is there something more specific you are trying to accomplish? For example, perhaps you’re devising ...

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