I recently stumbled onto two unknown investment books, by an unknown author, which I am sure you will also find interesting.
The first one is called Quantitative Investing: Strategies to exploit stock market anomalies for all investors.
The second one is The Lazy Fundamental Analyst: Applying quantitative techniques to fundamental stock analysis.
Both were written by the unknown (at least to me) author called Fred Piard.
Behaviour can be modelled but not predicted
I really liked the following extract from his bio:
“As a software architect he knows that the things that work the best in the long term are the simplest.
As a consultant he experienced the real economy through various sectors: energy, banking, healthcare, manufacturing and public administration.
And he learned from marketing that human group behaviour can sometimes be modelled, but never predicted. “
Fred’s books are on my list
I have not read Fred’s books yet but they are on my reading list, at the moment I am still working my way through another book you may like called Algorithms To Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions.
Find out more about Fred
Before reading his books I wanted to find out more about Fred and thankfully he agreed to the following interview… (click here to read more)
Your interviewing analyst
Tim du Toit
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