quantitative analysis


quantitative analysis
An assessment of specific measurable securities or investment factors, such as cost of capital, value of assets; and projections of sales, costs, earnings, and profits. Combined with more subjective or qualitative considerations (such as management effectiveness), quantitative analysis can enhance investment decisions and portfolios. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
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An analysis of the mathematically measurable figures of a company, such as the value of assets or projected sales. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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   The statistical study of historic returns, price volatility and price correlations of different assets in order to construct optimal portfolios. QA relies heavily on mathematical models such as the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) and the dividend discount model (DDM). More generally, quantative analysis is any statistical analysis based on numerical data, as opposed to qualitative analysis, which is based on values and opinions.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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