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The Lazy Fundamental Analyst: Applying quantitative techniques to fundamental stock analysis by Fred Piard

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Part I: Methodology

Chapter 1: Quantitative Fundamental Analysis

This chapter is a quick introduction to quantitative fundamental analysis. The focus is on keeping things simple and practical.

Objectives

If fundamental analysis needs a lot of time and specific skills, is it completely out of reach for most investors?

Short answer: no. There is another way to use the fundamental data on companies: quantitative investing. This is a scientific approach based on hypotheses and empirical testing that has been developed by sophisticated funds, but some techniques are also perfectly feasible for individual investors.

Here is my definition of quantitative investing:

Identifying reasonable and measurable hypotheses about behaviours of the ...

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