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Investing is an ever-evolving industry: in recent years, we have seen the rise of indexing, quantitative strategies, an explosion of alternative data, and fee compression. The need to “research different” to maintain your edge is greater than ever. But despite all these changes, there remains one major thing all successful investors do: correctly identify trends.

In this guide, we will discuss three strategies for quantifying and visualizing “investable” trends so you can stop relying on hunches, intuition, or biased views and start quantifying and visualizing trends in seconds by overlaying relevant financial metrics—and ultimately generate alpha faster.