Quantitative Strategies for Achieving Alpha (McGraw-Hill Finance & Investing)
The author tests 7 basic categories of stocks factors:
- Cash flow
- Capital allocation
- Price momentum
- Red Flags ( risk factors)
Detailed quantitative tests for each of the factors are presented in the book. As the author works for S&P, he has access to the best database on stocks and he presents his findings for multiple factors within each of the above seven categories. The testing shows that the top single factor strategy for achieving excess return is price momentum calculated using 28/16 relative strength. The best strategy using two combined factor for excess return is price momentum plus nearness 52 week high.
This book unlike other quant books is easy to understand and well presented. The biggest advantage of this book is it will give you building blocks to build your trading strategy around things that empirically work in the market. Knowing what works and why it works can help you build better trading models.