Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Financial Thought of the Day March 18, 2015: Quantitative Analysis Risk Defined

The TIAA-CREF S&P 500 Index Fund summary prospectus defines Quantitative Analysis Risk as “The risk that stocks selected using quantitative modeling and analysis could perform differently from the market as a whole.” First of all that risk could pay off if the company performs better than the stock market as a whole. Second, a business oriented stock market investor will look at factors beyond the numbers such as high barriers to entry, selling a wanted/needed product and market leadership.

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