Hey guys, despite my username, I really want to be a trader. I just finished my freshman year of college and have spent a lot of time learning about technical analysis, strategies, fx, derivatives and so on. The area I'm lacking on to a degree is fundamental analysis.
I was wondering what models are most useful for retail traders doing some fundamental analysis (, )? This is assuming one has done the top down analysis and found a sector/industry that he wants to invest in, but has to find the most solid firm in the industry.
Also, for professional traders at big financial institutions (agency or prop), do they run their own models or are the models already run for them by someone else at the firm? If they don't run models, how do they make investment decisions (prop only)?
Thanks a lot for your help!