Financial engineering is the application of mathematical methods to the solution of problems in finance.
What can finance learn from mathematics?
We can greatly improve returns if we know how money flows through the systems we build and how to keep capital safe from exploitation and waste. As we go through each investment, we look for trends that show a company which is in need of money and will flourish when funded.
We also look for companies that put out false financial statements, pretending to be a great deal when they are just looking for money to pay their management, while returning no growth or gains.
It is a difficult balancing act. Not all are winners, even if all the numbers line up. It is a game of averages, the more widely you invest, the better your chances of gaining a positive gain consistently. The more you focus, the better your chance of a stellar return.
This is financial engineering applied to stock investing.
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