I am an individual investor who is obsessed with finding opportunities for alpha. I invest exclusively in quantitative strategies, through the leverage of historical data, and by looking at a group of stocks rather than individual securities. I research and develop all of my own alpha generating stock trading strategies using Portfolio123. * As of November 2020, I am actively invested in 7 different quantitative strategies in both US and Canadian markets, all of which are currently beating their respective benchmarks by 10% or more for 2020 YTD, keeping in mind COVID has wreaked havoc on the markets. * I am a “value guy” at heart, starting my investing journey by absorbing the teachings of Buffett & Graham. That said, in my travels and experience I have learned that there is much more to the markets than just "value", so I have adopted a more holistic view, incorporating quantitative elements of growth, quality, momentum and technical factors. * One of the most important lessons I have learned through my journey is that the market is extremely complex and ever-changing, and the use of historical data needs to be interpreted very carefully in order to predict future returns. Early on in my investing journey, I learned this the hard way through investing in poorly developed “over-optimized” models, resulting in underperformance and nearly leading me to give up as a quant to become a common indexer. * Instead I re-focused my efforts on quantitative model development to find my “edge”. Successful quantitative investing takes hard work, and I focus my writings on Seeking Alpha on those topics that can help other investors navigate the treacherous yet potentially very profitable arena of quantitative investing. As I often write about strategies or techniques that I implement in my own strategies, I “eat my own cooking”. * I invite you to join me on my investing journey, where we will learn about all things quant in the never-ending quest for alpha! * Click the “Follow” button above to receive notifications of my new articles!