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Computerized Investing > Fourth Quarter 2010

A Hybrid Technical-Fundamental Stock Trading System

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by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

This is the third in a series of three articles outlining the stock trading models described in Grant Henning’s book “The Value and Momentum Trader” (John Wiley & Sons, 2010). The first article outlining Henning’s technical-momentum trading model was the August 2010 CI Online Exclusive, and the second covering his fundamental-value trading model was the September 2010 CI Online Exclusive.

Grant Henning, a college professor turned full-time trader, believes that following a quantitative, mathematical ranking system to select stocks is a good way to remove emotions from the investment process. Depending on where we are in the market cycle, either fundamental-value or technical-momentum strategies tend to outperform. To help alleviate the need to time the market, Henning developed a “hybrid” trading model that merged both fundamental-value and technical-momentum elements into a single system, which he discusses in his book “The Value and Momentum Trader” (John Wiley & Sons, 2010).

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