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Taking the Emotions Out of Investing Should you let a computer choose your investments?

By Dian Vujovich

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Lately, a lot has been written about quant funds and how computers can do a better job than humans in selecting stocks for a fund's portfolio. However, be wary, because not all quant funds are the same, and humans write the computer programs, after all.

To keep things simple, there are three things investors need to know about quant funds: what they are, how they are managed and to whom they are best suited.

Quant funds are funds in which a mathematical, computer-driven model selects stocks for a fund's portfolio. This quantitative, or "quant," model typically varies from fund to fund and is tweaked over time.

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