Define: Mechanical Investing

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Definition: Mechanical Investing



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Full Definition of Mechanical Investing


Mechanical Investing is the act of buying and selling stocks according to a screen based on predetermined criteria, usually with the help of technical indicators such as relative strength or momentum.

This method allows traders to enter transactions without emotion and backtest their strategies by using historical data from any time period.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Mechanical Investing are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 23rd March 2020.