Emotion and Quant Style Investing

The more quantitative your buy/sell investing criteria, and the more diversified you are, the easier it is to make rational, unemotional, and contrarian investment decisions. Conversely, the more you rely on subjective assessments of competitive advantage or future prospects, and the more concentrated you are, the harder it is to make rational, unemotional, and contrarian investment decisions.

The author is not an investment advisor or CFA and readers should consult an investment advisor before buying or selling any publicly traded stock. The views expressed in this article are the author's personal opinions and should not be construed as investment advice.