Profitable Investing Strategies using Quants

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Kumar Saurabh

Mr. Kumar Saurabh is a finance and analytics enthusiast with professional experience in both fields. He is an avid investor in Indian stock market and academically interested in application of analytics in value investment field. Currently, he is an author at the blog "Facts beyond Numbers", and he actively shares his insights on the stock market segments though his twitter handle @suru27.

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Mr. Vivek Bajaj


Mr. Vivek Bajaj

The passion for data, analytics and technology is what makes Vivek Bajaj a financial market survivor. The journey as a market participant started in 2002 when the first trade was executed in the options contract of ITC. Life was simpler and easier during that time. Since then technology and Big data have taken over totally. As an early adapter to the complex tools, Kredent was formed to capitalise on the opportunities. He is co-founder of StockEdge and is committed to bring simplicity in the complex world of market data. He is a Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary and an MBA from IIM Indore. He is a part of various committees of exchanges and regulator and he has been an active contributor in the evolution of Indian Derivatives Market.

About this Face2Face:

Mr. Vivek Bajaj engages in a conversation with Mr. Kumar Saurabh in this video to discuss the powers of data analysis and quants in the stock market for profitable trading or investing.


While there are many techniques in the market to analyse data, most of them require quantitative ability. In this video, with Mr. Kumar Saurabh, Mr. Bajaj brings out the importance of having a good understanding of numbers to get success in the stock market.


Mr. Kumar Saurabh is a full-time employee as a data scientist, and he has almost 12 years of experience in dealing with financial data and the stock markets. He will talk about how he established himself in the stock market with the combined knowledge of data analytics and finance.


Mr. Kumar Saurabh will then start his discussion by talking about the basics of the various types of data that an investor or a trader can come across, which is worth analysing. We will discuss the basics of financial, non-financial, trading and annual report data. We will then talk about how stock market participants can acquire all this data, whether free or at a cost. Also, Mr. Kumar Saurabh will require the type of basic skills that we can use to scrape financial data from multiple sites and stock screeners.


We will also be talking about the important concepts of wealth creation and wealth destruction and how these come into play when we aim to analyse data to make profitable trades and investments. While such data is usually analysed with programming languages like python, it is a long, tough process to learn. Therefore, Mr. Kumar Saurabh will talk about some easy tools of business intelligence (BI) and data analytics to analyse funds in an easier way.


Next, in his first case study, Mr. Kumar Saurabh will discuss the usage of Power BI ( to carry out our own valuation with data visualisation tools.


Next, Mr. Saurabh brings us to the topic of whether mutual funds are right for us or not. He will do this by bringing out a data analysis of index funds and cap funds.


With his case study, Mr. Saurabh will show how he has filtered out the best mutual fund by selecting screening parameters and analysing historical data from the past years.


Throughout this whole video, we will learn the extensive process behind the making of data-driven financial decisions that traders like Mr. Saurabh use to get an edge over the stock market with data analytics.