QL Breakthrough

The QL Breakthrough

The technological breakthrough is TST’s ability to quantify your judgments in the same rich language professionals use to speak and write in the ordinary course of business.  TST combines its QL scoring methods with traditional QT scoring methods into a proprietary Common Measurement System™ that makes all of your investments – no matter how dissimilar – apples to apples for comparison purposes.

The QL+QT Problem

The QL+QT problem is that professionals cannot combine rich language and mathematics in one medium. Rich language is as critical to logic, synthesis & brevity as numbers are to precision. You are currently limited to a binary choice of models for numbers or research reports for logic. The separation of language & math makes it virtually impossible to synthesize complex thought processes on one dynamic page.  This is problematical because the drivers of investment performance are usually qualitative due to their uncertainty and high impact.  QL judgments are most meaningful when expressed in a wide variety of non-numerical language. Traditional QT models do not quantify this language.  The Global Macro example below illustrates this problem by separating the QL and QT metrics into the red and orange ovals below.

Apples & Oranges Problem & Example

ApplesAndOranges (1)

Apples To Apples Solution & Example

Judgments Engine™

Our proprietary JudgmentsEngine™ is the technological breakthrough that solves the QL problem. It enables you to quantify and communicate your judgments in the language of the market and synthesize your QL+QT analysis on one dynamic page.  The secret sauce that makes the JudgmentsEngine™’s possible is a set of Comparison Methods that measure the non-numerical language you use to compare judgments on an individual metric basis.  These methods simulate the most effective language you use when thinking, speaking, writing and synthesizing. You can adapt them in a virtually infinite variety of ways to synthesize your thought processes into easy-to-understand stories.

Common Measurement System™

The JudgmentsEngine™ makes our proprietary Common Measurement System™ possible – which, in turn, makes all of your investments – no matter how dissimilar – apples to apples for comparison purposes.   TST Global Macro illustrates the solution. The Common Measurement System™ enables you to compare and rank the 7 largest economies (Brazil, China, EU, India. Japan, Russia & US) by measuring the relative impact of the QL+QT factors below – all in a logical and consistent way:

GDP growth, debt/GDP, housing prices, deficit/GDP, unemployment rate, black swans, animal spirits, geopolitics, social cohesion, government stability and regulations and natural resources.

“Apples To Apples” Comparisons in TST Global Macro

ApplesAndApples

“Make the Story Short & Make it Sing!”

Great communicators distill complex issues into an easy-to-understand story – as Warren Buffet mandates in his quote above. However, they cannot make the story complete, precise and dynamic due to the intrinsic limitations of language alone.

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