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S5:E3 A Quant’s Perspective of AI, NVIDIA, & Other “Pivot Stocks” with Chris Johnson

By September 5, 2023No Comments

A quant’s perspective of AI, NVIDIA, & Other “Pivot Stocks”

S5:E3 Featuring Chris Johnson

Hosted by Addison Wiggin

The first step in using, in quantifying is understanding that it's not the easiest thing. It's not price movement. Those two are independent of each other. I can go through periods of time and show you stocks at the market absolutely hated and they continue to climb.

Chris JohnsonFounder and CIO of ETF Advisory Research Partners

In this episode, we have the privilege of hosting Chris Johnson, a distinguished equity and options analyst with nearly three decades of experience. Chris, often known as CJ, is not just a math whiz but a quant expert, adept at applying advanced mathematics to decipher Wall Street’s intricate data landscape.

Founder and CIO of ETF Advisory Research Partners, Chris Johnson, has a remarkable knack for interpreting data models and analyzing a staggering 700,000 daily records. Don’t let the numbers overwhelm you — his expertise boils down to simplifying complex trends. Chris explains that while fundamentals confirm prices, market reactions, and perceptions hold the real power, especially in today’s data-rich environment. He likens quant trading to flying an airplane — you need instruments (data) to navigate the foggy market.

Bernie Schaeffer, a respected name in the industry, played a pivotal role in shaping Chris’ approach. Working alongside Bernie provided insights into using sentiment and expectations rather than following groupthink. This seasoned quant trader believes in making data-driven insights accessible. His secret? It is kept simple and adhering to readability levels akin to a conversation with his mom.

The conversation takes intriguing turns, from quantifying market reactions during crises to tackling jargon and technicalities. Join us in this enlightening journey where complex financial strategies are decoded into relatable insights.

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Addison Wiggin

Addison Wiggin Addison Wiggin is an American writer, publisher, and filmmaker. He was the founder of Agora Financial and publisher for 18 years. An acclaimed New York Times best-selling author, his books include: Financial Reckoning DayEmpire of DebtThe Demise of the Dollar, and The Little Book of the Shrinking Dollar. Addison is also the writer and executive producer of the documentary I.O.U.S.A., an exposé on the national debt, shortlisted for an Academy Award in 2008. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his family. Addison started his latest project, The Wiggin Sessions, powered by The Essential Investor, in March 2020. He films from a homegrown studio in his basement.