1. The broker account
To trade equity, you need to open an investment account with a broker or bank and deposit money that you want to invest. This financial company should enable you to process your buy and sell orders of shares of stocks on Wall Street. It should also enable you to process Market on Close (MOC) orders, hence to trade shares at end-of-day prices, which can be back tested.
2. Buying/selling of own and borrowed shares
When you buy shares of the stocks of a company, you do that with the expectation that they will increase in value. You hold them for a certain time to let them grow and then sell them. You may also borrow shares of stocks from your broker and sell them with the expectation that they will decrease in value. You hold those for a certain time to let them decrease in price and then buy them back.
3. Watch lists
Fund Managers select their portfolios from a watchlist. There are about 7000 non-Over-The-Counter (OTC) stocks on Wall Street, which regularly report their financials to the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). Our screening conditions can screen any smaller watchlist from this General WatchList. Like only stocks from the tech sector or utility sector, or any of the major Indices.
4. Active investing in computed stock portfolios
1. How to timely select the stocks from a watchlist most expected to grow or to lower in price?
2. How long to hold on to them to maximize returns and/or minimize drawdowns?
3. How many shares to trade of each of them, given your total investment?
4. What are your long-term expected annual returns and maximum drawdowns by repeating consecutive holdings 1- 3 over economic upturns and downturns?
5. Managing expectations by four algorithms
1. Stock selections by Statistical-Arbitrage.
2. Market timing by Spectral-Analysis.
3. Stock allocations by Economic-Forecasting.
4. Quantifying returns and risks by Back Testing.
6. Screening & ranking by DigiFundManager
7. Risk Reduction best #10 by DigiFundManager
8. Quantified returns and risks per watchlist
EAGR = Expected Annual Growth Rate (Reward)
CAGR = Compounded Annual Growth Rate
MDD = Maximum Draw Down (Risk)
MAR = EAGR/I MDD I (Reward/Risk ratio)
YTD = Year-To-Date
9. DigiFundManager in action