“Two are better than one” is increasingly the case in investing, as humans team up with computers to reach the best investment decisions. Quantamental investing combines quantitative and fundamental strategies to make the most of both approaches, and it is finding increasing adoption, especially among traditional fund managers finding themselves at a disadvantage in the Digital Age. If done right, fusing the traditional with the technological does bring stellar returns.
Apple, the producer of the iconic Mac personal computer and trendy iPhone smartphone, succeeded in reaching a milestone that most corporations only dreamt of: becoming the world’s first company to be valued at $1 trillion. A case study in both perseverance and ingenuity, considering that this was a company flirting with bankruptcy in the late 1990s, few companies can afford not to consider the lessons to be learned in Apple’s meteoritic comeback.
Given the tepid performance of global equity markets so far this year, the situation has opened up opportunities for investors to delve into stocks that appear to be bargains.